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Authored by: robg on Jan 30, '01 01:26:28PM

I'm hoping that someone (Apple?) will come up with an intuitive, easy-to-use backup program that will handle the UNIX core of OS X. Although I'm quite comfortable (now) on the command line for basic operations, I'd rather not have to explain to Mom how to move her user folder and installed apps from one drive to another when she upgrades her machine.

What are the chances that we'll see some sort of easy-to-use method for moving either the system or the user's applications and data from one drive to another? I'd think there's a small market opportunity here, in that moving files between machines is something almost everyone has to do at some point. Thoughts?

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Authored by: robh on Jan 30, '01 06:29:40PM

Given the way that an idisk ( can be mounted seamlessly into a finder window, it doesn't look too big a step to provide easy drag and drop tools to move files between connected machines.

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