There are a lot of services out there that will offer cloud storage for your backups, as well as many desktop utilities that will do it for you. These are great for the normal end user and have many benefits to them. However if you’re like me, you want to have full control of your backups and want to know where they are going and who can access them (not to mention avoiding the monthly service fee).
I recently made the switch from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Samsung NP-QX411 laptop.
After installing, everything was going great (not to mention the 8 second boot time with my OCZ Agility 3 SSD), However I noticed a few problems in regards to my graphics. For one, my function keys to control the brightness of my screen would not work -also my battery life wouldn’t last longer than 2 hours on a fresh charge. The function keys were not a big deal to me because the brightness could still be adjusted though the GUI. However, the battery life was a big problem. After a few days of searching around for a fix I was nearly at the point of re-installing to Windows just so I could get more use out of a battery charge.