Hey everyone, I figured this is the appropriate place to ask since I'm still pretty new to linux. I realize this is probably a very basic question so please try to refrain from making too much fun of me ok?
Anyway, I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and my boot disk is a mushkin chronos 64GB SSD. I also have a traditional hard drive I installed as file storage. Both drives work fine, and I'm really impressed by how fast my boot-up time is with this setup.
One thing kind of disturbs me though: When I first installed Ubuntu (on my brand new system) about 5 days ago, The filesystem and home folder showed that there was something like 50GB free space remaining. I expected as much, owing to the system files and swap partition. Since then I have installed a few programs through the software centre (nothing big though, just things like gparted, VLC, nvidia drivers, and a couple others). Yesterday it said I had about 49 or 50 GB free (which I expected), but this morning I was shocked to learn it only has 6GB free!
I didn't believe it at first, so I went into gparted to confirm it, and it said the same thing. What happened? Is this normal?
Forgive me if this question has been asked before; I'm just used to the Mac OS X system so this phenomenon is a little new to me.
Any advice would be much appreciated!