In Flyback project, it stated very clear, they want to implement Apple's Time Machine solution on Linux.
Flyback's About wrote:Apple's Time Machine is a great feature in their OS, and Linux has almost all of the required technology already built in to recreate it. This is a simple GUI to make it easy to use.
Flyback lacks the OpenGL-based 3D effects of Time Machine, as well as many of the features of Apple's solution. The developers' focus has instead been on the principle purpose of Time Machine, which is snapshot-based backups that allow you to revisit previous incarnations of your hard drive.
An interesting aspect of the project is the fact that an Apple technology is being looked on with admiration from at least some quarters of the Open Source community. On the Flyback site at Google Code, the About section said, "Apple's Time Machine is a great feature in their OS, adding that Linux has "almost all of the required technology" already built in to recreate it.
In a thread at Slashdot on Flyback, much of the discussion has centered around how important Apple's GUI for Time Machine is to making it a good product.
(source: The Mac Observer)
Of course, there are some open source users admire Apple's products, and also exist a huge number of jealous Apple bashers.
Flyback Project homepage at Google Code.
For more information on Time Machine, please refer to Apple's Time Machine webpage.
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