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lostpoetjj
Australia
Cinnamon Edition
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2020-11-02 20:51:13

Poet, writer, educator, and ex Unix admin. thepoetjackson.com

Ideas
Title Score
Hardware devices
Device Release
USB Portable 500Gb Hard Drive 55Y9262
Lenovo HDD, Works fine with some minor problems
Mint 18.x
ThinkPad X220 4286CTO
Lenovo Laptop or Netbook, Works fine with some minor problems
Mint 18.x
ThinkPad Bluetooth Laser Mouse
Lenovo Mouse, Works perfectly
Mint 18.x
MFC-7420
Brother Printer/Scanner/Multifunction, Works perfectly
Mint 18.x
Software reviews
Software Score
timeshift
"Use backintime instead. Timeshift stays running in the background even if auto snapshots aren't enabled, and it mounts my removable drive under /run/timeshift even though it is already mounted under /media -- which seems unnecessary and risky. Also it can fill the disk and freeze the system as others have pointed out. Also (unlike backintime) has no interface for easily restoring individual files or directories, so if you want to do that, you have to manually copy them using cp (or nemo if you must). Also, compared to backintime, Timeshift is barely configurable."
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