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Old 12-13-2008, 10:49 AM   #31
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You need to be dragged?
Old 12-13-2008, 12:31 PM   #32
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Yeah, I like to play hard to get. Only for a second though. I usually give in without much of a struggle.
Old 12-14-2008, 07:53 PM   #33
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Windows appeals to women and children, and people with ADHD, because it doesn't require disciplined thought and memorization to operate. Windows is at least partially entertainment, even doing the most serious of tasks. Linux takes a different approach: Speed, Power, Security, Privacy, Freedom and Flexibility.
Well I kinda have the uber-graphics turned on at the moment (cube with galaxy backdrop etc). And yes, we could all do with some Nordic Ideal in our lives .

I have another question, do you still do defragmentation in Linux?

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Nope, that is pointless because Linux has superior file systems. The only time you may see some fragmentation is when you stuff a partition to the max. It is not difficult to understand why. Think of a file system as lines of blocks. When you write a file, it takes up one line. If the file does not fill the line, there remains some free space on that line. The second line does the same, etc. Now when you all lines are taken and you want to store more, things get a bit messy (fragmented) because those new files need to be split over any lines that still have some free space. If you keep this in mind, fragmentation is simply nothing to worry about.

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