Bob wants to back up everything on his computer all at once. Does Acronis True Image do that? If not, what can? Leo says backup is a complex issue with different needs for different users. Restoring can be critical, especially in business. Acronis True Image is a very good solution, as is DriveSnapshot.de and Drive Image. CloneZilla is one for Linux.
On the Mac there's SuperDuper, which is cool because it's a bootable image. So there's a lot of ways to do this. Can the image be put on another computer? Leo says not always. Windows is highly customized for specific hardware and their anti-piracy utilty Windows Genuine Advantage will pick up on the difference in hardware and disable Windows. That's where a backup comes in handy. He should have both. Carbonite offers an imaging utility and backups for business in a turnkey solution.
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