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    Re: Discussion of software that is not included in Ubuntu

    mastablasta:
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    User friendly full disk backup Redobackup is now back as Rescuezillabu


    It looks like Rescuezilla is compatible to Ubuntu 18.04, but not yet with 19.10. Are there any full-disk backup programs compatible with 19.10?

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    Re: Discussion of software that is not included in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by ewog View Post


    It looks like Rescuezilla is compatible to Ubuntu 18.04, but not yet with 19.10. Are there any full-disk backup programs compatible with 19.10?
    rescuezilla uses 18.04 to run (in the background), but it will be able to backup 19.10 non the less.

    the old redobacup used 12.04 i believe. in any case it can backup new distributions fine. the issue is that because the base OS was old it used old kernel and linux has drivers in kernel. so while it would work well with older hardware, it had issues with new mothebroards, CPUs (AMD Ryzen didn't exist in 2012 for example), win10 and secure boot setups etc. by using 18.04 as base it will work with new PC just as well.

    btw 18.04.4 has same kernel now as 19.10.

    if you look at clonezilla this is the same. so old version can backup new distro version, but they can't run (or have issues) on new PC. clonezilla has a version based on debian testing to offer support for the really new hardware. but for general user i think the option to go with Ubuntu LTS as base i s better. well at least for me, but i have old hardware mostly.
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    Re: Discussion of software that is not included in Ubuntu

    I moved from Ubuntu, after twelve years, to Manjaro for the huge software availability. I got sick of PPAs, and compiling the apps which disappeared long ago from the Ubuntu repos, which frequently led me into Dependency Hell. By that, I mean having to compile dependencies themselves, which often had [/b]their own[/b] dependencies. Some programs I tried to compile failed completely because of the forum.

    Manjaro, which is as easy to install and user-friendly as Ubuntu, and has a forum which is as friendly as the Ubuntu Forums, who set the bar for how an OS forum should be.

    It is as suitable for complete n00bz as for old hands, and the apps I used to laboriously compile are in the AUR, and compile automatically. This was HUGE the first time I saw it. Compiling Aqualung, my must-have music player, which left the Ubuntu repos in 2014, took me 2 hours to compile the first time. I got better at it, but it still took >30 minutes. I installed it in Manjaro, and it downloaded every dependency first and compiled and installed in <5 minutes. It has been something like falling in love with Linux all over again.

    Ubuntu's slogan was "Linux for Human Beings."

    Manjaro is "Arch for Human Beings," in exactly the same way. Like Ubuntu, you choose your desktop version and go.

    At least give it a shot. Try it in a VM. You just might like what you see.
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    Re: Discussion of software that is not included in Ubuntu

    Heh, been arch user back in the days, even made a few game packages to the community. Arch is fun
    But now on eos and my days to test distros is gone. Now I'm focusing getting work done on the computer(s).
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    Re: Discussion of software that is not included in Ubuntu

    The Ubuntu family is for those who us who prefer to run applications rather than the OS.


    Best distro for NEWBIES: Linux Lite


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