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Old 11-15-2011, 12:58 AM   #1
Jivan Naveen
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What slows a computer? installing libraries?


I use Lubuntu. I installed Pinta which installed the Mono Libraries. This got me thinking, does installing such libraries, installing gnome applications, etc slow my computer down.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:22 AM   #2
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Hello,

To make this short, unlike windows, where too much on your hard drive will degrade your performance over time, this will not happen in linux. The only way your performance will degrade is if you are running too many programs at once, or having too much loaded into RAM at once.

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Old 11-15-2011, 01:32 AM   #3
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Thank you very much for the reply, that answers my question perfectly.
 
Old 11-15-2011, 02:00 AM   #4
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Not a problem! If you can, mark your thread as solved using the thread tools located at the top of the page, thanks!

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Josh
 
Old 11-15-2011, 05:51 AM   #5
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and how is that different from windows? I doubt windows loads all installed .dlls into RAM.
 
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and how is that different from windows? I doubt windows loads all installed .dlls into RAM.
What I'm talking about is the normal defrag'ing your hard drive, etc. When you have a lot of files stored within windows, it's not really the files themselves, but it is the way the file system is, and how it affects performance. To get a better understanding, read up on FAT32, NTFS, EXT3, EXT4, etc, filesystems, and how they operate.
 
  


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