SBackup is a simple solution for automatically backing up your Linux desktop without having to pull out the command line and figure out cron jobs and rsync commands — it's easy to use, especially for recent Linux adopters.
Installing the software is as simple as searching for "sbackup" in the package manager for your Linux distribution and clicking the install button — Ubuntu users should head into the Synaptic package manager. Once you've got it installed, you can walk through a couple of simple screens to include and exclude folders from the backup, pick backup times and choose the backup destination — you can even choose to send the backups to a remote machine if you want.
If you're looking for a quick and easy way to backup your Linux PC, SBackup is probably worth a look. Hit the link for the project page or check out the How-To Geek guide for a full walkthrough of how to use it.