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    [ubuntu] Re: Does linux Need Defrag?

    Only if you want to. It should be sufficient to remove old files (which you don't need anymore) - of course after backup / archive ;)

    Only in the "strange" cases would fragmentation become a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Does linux Need Defrag?

    That's very similar to the problems with databases. It's a large file which gets added to over time. Thus a contiguous space is allocated to it, but once it grows larger a new fragment is created.
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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Yep! It would be nice if GIMP uses some form of Device Independent colour scheme natively, maybe something like CieLab - then simply use ICC colour correction to convert to whatever other space you...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Packard Bell Easynote W8

    No-one have an idea? This is still bugging me.
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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Have you tried Thunderbird? I had to move off Outlook 2007 ... my email PST just grew too large, Outlook was using 1.5GB of RAM & thus making the rest of the PC inoperable. It took between 1 minute &...
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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Yep ... feel the same way! I've been trying Bricscad through WINE on Ubuntu. It's not yet where Acad 2006 was (which I consider the very least I'd use), it's more like a 2000 version which can open...
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    We've had endless problems with vista and some of our large format printers. Even though the drivers are now finally available, the NT based RIP server is not visible to the Vista PC's. The XP PC's...
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    [ubuntu] Re: DELL Sells Ubuntu as M$

    Yes ... :rolleyes: and no to the joke. Dell's sales website uses the term "Microsoft Operating System" as the heading for the operating system property to describe the laptop.

    Here's the direct...
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    [ubuntu] DELL Sells Ubuntu as M$

    DELL needs to be slapped on the wrist: They "think" Ubuntu is a M$ operating system.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/26/dell_linux_windows_ubuntu/
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    [ubuntu] Re: Does linux Need Defrag?

    Again "in theory" a usb flash disk (or solid state disk) "should" not matter about fragmentation since there's "no seektime" as with a revolving disk. Yet still you find that fragmentation causes...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Does linux Need Defrag?

    That was my whole point: defrag on windows could even degrade the system ... because it causes worse fragmentation.

    But it's a lot like a placebo which is also addictive. Once you've used it, you...
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    Re: Run linux from USB pen???

    Thanks, I'll give that a try.
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Only reason for me to stick with Windows is AutoCAD and Revit. For AutoCAD there's a clone product (BricsCAD) which runs fine under WINE, just not as aextensive a program as AutoCAD is. But nothing...
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    Re: Run linux from USB pen???

    Sorry about that ... newbie :oops:
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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Also as some have stated ... AutoCAD !!!! And there's absolutely no way AutoDesk will get of of bed with Micro$oft ... they state there's no request for this. And they're correct, there's no proof of...
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    Re: Run linux from USB pen???

    I can't seem to see the problem. I've installed Ubuntu 9 (64bit) on a 16GB flash disc ... directly. All I did different is to set it to install the grub onto the flash as well. Then I set the Bios to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Does linux Need Defrag?

    Thanks, I did my own googling about this. Seeing as I've been on the dark side since the DOS days (only recently coming to the light :lol:) ... I've also been missing Defrag. Yet even in DOS (FAT) I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Does linux Need Defrag?

    I'd actually strongly suggest not defraging ... the reason behind this? Even on windows most defraggers have 2 options, 1 Defragment, 2 Compact ... sometimes called something different, but the end...
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    [ubuntu] Packard Bell Easynote W8

    I've got Ubuntu 8 installed successfully (9 states it's got some hangups with my graphics card, so I didn't even try). The H/W is as follows:


    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 (works)
    Intel(R)...
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