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In article <378635DF.7B5F8...@history.umass.edu>, "Mario S. De Pillis"
<depil...@history.umass.edu> wrote:I have to agree -- Retrospect _could_ be easier to use. On the other
> Thanks once again to Jerry Kindall for further elucidation.
> At the same time I wish to express my complete agreement with Andy
hand, it _is_ incredibly flexible if you need that power. The problem
is the UI design philosophy. When you slap what a user interface
designed to simplify things (e.g. EasyScript) onto an already
complicated program, you're not making it simpler. Complex + Simple =
Even more complex.
> It loves dialogue boxes. It like compressionActually, they're a holdover from tape. If you think of Retrospect as a
> schemes. It likes automatic processes like naming a "set" by changing
> one's volume name by adding a "1-" in front of it. (Retro's "storage
> sets" are apparently an intellectual holdover from the days when one
> used 70 floppies and are, IMHO, not a very intuitive way of
> differentiating different archives or versions of a backup.)
very good tape backup system that treats all other kinds of media as if
they were tapes, you won't be far off the mark.
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