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Thread: What is using up my hard drive space?

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    Re: What is using up my hard drive space?

    Quote Originally Posted by Autodave View Post
    TheFu: I have used Xubuntu almost from the start, but I may have to look into something else finally. I love this Stream because of its size and verified that I can run it for over 8 hours on battery!

    Thanks to all of you!
    I had an Asus Eee for a few years. It was my first very small laptop. It got me addicted to smaller, capable, systems. The search is always on when it is time for a new laptop.

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    Re: What is using up my hard drive space?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFu View Post
    I had an Asus Eee for a few years. It was my first very small laptop. It got me addicted to smaller, capable, systems. The search is always on when it is time for a new laptop.
    I had an EEEPC also: 9" screen. I absolutely loved that machine. Was quite sad when it died. Most every machine that i have or have had have been throw-aways. I have rescued them with Linux and a few parts. I give them away to folks that can't afford to buy one new. 5 or 10 year old equipment with Xubuntu gives them email and internet capability. It is amazing what some throw away just because Windows has become so slow that it is unusable.

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    Re: What is using up my hard drive space?

    Every machine that I've given away ended up being trashed by that person within a few months, so I stopped and make them pay a token amount now.
    People paying $25-$50 for a machine will treat it very different than if it is given. Have a few C2D that I've retired (MB+CPU+RAM+Cooler) that need new homes. Replace them with much faster, newer, lower-power-using, systems. One of those replacement systems has actually saved more than the extra electricity cost were with the older system over 2 yrs. These aren't laptops.

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    Re: What is using up my hard drive space?

    The people that I give them to really have nothing and are quite appreciative to get them and end up taking care of them. A few of them have had them so long that I have actually replaced them with a "newer" machine than what they were using. The last one that I replaced had originally been running Windows Vista as per the sticker still on the case! 512K memory! I didn't even salvage anything from it: just pulled the HD and stuck it in a newer machine and gave it back. They were SO happy with their new 1.6 dual core and 2 G RAM!

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    Re: What is using up my hard drive space?

    There are a lot of things you can rip out from a Xubuntu install to save space - strange fonts, Libreoffice (use abiword instead), cups/sane and all the printer drivers if not printing/scanning.

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