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Last week we asked how many backups you make of your important data How Many Backups of Your Important Data Do You Have? [MakeUseOf Poll] How Many Backups of Your Important Data Do You Have? [MakeUseOf Poll] Last week we asked you how many operating systems you use regularly. Most MakeUseOf readers answered that they use two operating systems in the average week. Full results and this week’s poll after the jump. Read More . Most of you answered that you think 1-2 backups of your important data is plenty enough.

From the 297 votes collected, the breakdown was: 52% people make 1-2 backups; 34% people make 3-5 backups; 9% make no backups at all; 3% make 6-10 backups and fewer than 1% make either 10-19 or 20+ backups.

So, you can see 1-2 backups is the most popular amount for important data, followed by 3-5 backups.

This week’s poll question is: Which Operating System is Better? Linux Vs Mac?

We know full well that Mac is based on Unix and that there’s dozens of other amazing Unix flavours, Windows operating systems and numerous other operating systems out there to choose from. But if your choice were narrowed down to your favourite Linux or Mac OS, would you pick Linux or Mac?


Obviously, your answers could vary when considering the purpose of the computer – and some of you might really prefer neither. Have a rant in the comments and let us know what your choice is based on!

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