After several weeks of anguish I've finally recreated my Windows XP file backup regime under Gutsy Gibbon, overcoming my fear of the Linux command line in the process.
I'm very anal when it comes to data backups. As such, I wasn't prepared to venture any further down The Road to Ubuntu until I could take regular snapshots of the text files I'm currently working on and copy them to both a network drive via samba, and an online folder via FTP. "Simple", I hear you say. Not when you've got the legacy of Windows holding you back.