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Ubuntu to store copies of all users' address books
Posted Oct 14, 2009 21:54 UTC (Wed) by coriordan (guest, #7544)
Posted Oct 15, 2009 1:36 UTC (Thu) by sitaram (subscriber, #5959)
Posted Oct 15, 2009 12:46 UTC (Thu) by sourcejedi (guest, #45153)
E.g. on Ubuntu, setting automatic updates works out of the box. On Debian, "anacron" isn't part of the default desktop task (only the laptop one). If you turn your computer off to save your electricity bill, it won't pick up the updates at midnight or whenever they are scheduled for. You need "anacron" to catch up on the scheduled task(s) which you "missed" while the computer was turned off.
Back on-topic... this sounds really ignorant to me. Mozilla have already shown you can do sync with encryption, (it's a labs project called Weave); there's no need to pass the server my personal data in plaintext.
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