The world's biggest software company is working hard to keep user's documents even safer on the world's most anticipated operating system Windows 8 with File History. File History is an automatic point-in-time backup system that periodically saves snapshots of users' data to a separate location.
Ars Technica wrote:If this backup concept sounds familiar, that's not entirely surprising. Apple's Time Machine backup system works in an almost identical manner, the only major difference being that Time Machine has a rather more whimsical user interface for restoring files.
What may surprise people, however, is that Windows 8 is not the first Windows version to include a file history feature. Since Windows Server 2003, Windows has had the ability to automatically store historic file versions in a feature known as Shadow Copies. Windows Vista (Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions) and Windows 7 (all versions) both include the same capability, calling it Previous Versions.
This makes File History a new version of an old feature; it's being done in a new way, using old technology. Is this the solution to all our backup woes?
source: Ars Technica
Apple's Time Machine built-in back up was introduced in Mac OS X "Leopard" 10.5; in OS X Lion, Apple introduced Auto Save andVersion. Apple's implementations did not receive many positive reviews from Microsoft die-hard fans. It is without a doubt the very same group would give Windows 8's back-up system thumbs up.
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