Re (2): Backup system for use when Debian fails.
On Mon, 18 Jun 2012 11:47:11 -0700, peasthope wrote:
> From: Camaleon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 15:52:11 +0000 (UTC)
>> Well, that's what LiveCDs and USB sticks with a running system are
>> aimed for, to be a lifesaver when your main system cannot boot or is
>> completely hosed.
> Yes, I'm flaunting a prejudice.
> Also a spare Debian system could be kept with a policy of "never monkey
> with it and with the primary system at the same time". Older laptops
> are discarded like paper cups.
Anyway, having a different OS can be of help when there's a problem
affecting only your main system's OS version. Despite it's a corner case,
it can also happen.
> From: email@example.com
> Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 10:25:02 -0700
>> ... unsophisticated and superbly reliable.
> "uncomplicated" would have been better than "unsophisticated".
Don't be too picky with your own wording. At least my non-English mind
could catch the essence of the above "unsophisticated" :-)
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