Yet another reason to carry a Live Linux cd :)
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Everyone's worst nightmare; the normal comforting hum of your computer is disturbed by clicking, pranging, banging...
It happens to everyone because it's inevitable (hard drives are mechanical, as sure as a car will break down your hard drive will fail eventually). However, no matter how often you see it you never quite get used to it happening, the heartache of all the files you lose forever because you were "just about to back it up, honestly". This is not a matter of explaining to you how you can best avoid data loss or how to protect against your hard drive dying, this is an article outlining how Ubuntu (or any other LiveCD available distro) could save your life...Share this on: