Home network backup solutions?

Les hlhowell at pacbell.net
Wed Feb 20 19:16:01 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-02-20 at 13:37 -0500, Mark Haney wrote:
> Bill and Jan Klemme wrote:
> > Hello folks,
> > I am considering using Fedora and have downloaded R.8, but done nothing 
> > else yet.  Is there any email list I can go to that uses language more 
> > newbie-friendly?  I have no clue what you people are talking about...the 
> > terminology is super-proprietary and without a dictionary or years of 
> > experience I am totally lost.
> > 
> > BTW I am not computer-illiterate.  My working career was IBM mainframe 
> > tech support.  I am still lost in here.  With all respect for what you 
> > all seem to know,  I need to go somewhere else to learn about this OS.  
> > Any suggestions?
> > 
> > Additionally, reading these emails has given me the thought that I may 
> > have to become a Systems Programmer again just to keep my teeny desktop 
> > running.  Not an attractive proposition at this stage of the game....
> > 
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Bill K
> > PS  This post is the most familiar-sounding of any I have read today....
> Hi Bill, a couple of things to consider here.  Most of us can explain 
> things to you at the level you are comfortable with.  You hear a lot of 
> geek speak, but only because a lot of us do this for a living and know 
> the lingo.  That said, and I can only speak for myself, if you are 
> willing to learn, then I'm willing to teach you.  I would say that's 
> true for most everyone here.  There's a lot of times we'll take things 
> offlist to make it easier, but for the most part we'll walk you through 
> whatever you help you need.
> We've recently had an issue with people who have refused to listen what 
> was being told them and asking the same questions over and over again. 
> I think that's spoiled the pot for some, but, as I said, if you are 
> willing to learn, then we're here to help.  That's what this list is for.
> There are plenty of resources on-line (google is your friend here) to 
> help with basic concepts and steps, but sometimes just asking is the way 
> to go.  What are your problems, and we'll see what we can do to help.
> One more thing, a couple of notes on list etiquette, posting a reply at 
> the TOP of a post is generally bad form.  Always try to remember to post 
> at the bottom.  We read things from the top down and that helps with 
> keeping track of the thread of the post.
> Also, replying to the thread like you did with an email that's not on 
> the topic of what the subject line is about is called hijacking a thread 
> and is also considered bad form.  For a n00b it's no big deal, just some 
> friendly advice.
> HTH.
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Les H

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