• Resend Re: moving or not was: C

    From Nancy Backus@454:1/1 to Barry Martin on Sun Jun 14 17:45:06 2020

    Original Date: 04 Jun 20 15:06:26
    Subj: Re: moving or not was: C

    Quoting Barry Martin to Nancy Backus on 24-May-2020 08:56 <=-

    As to avoiding Windows, that's what my guru taught me... Our first home
    computer was DOS... and the first thing he did when he got the pentium
    as an upgrade was to delete Windows95 and just have the underlying DOS
    be the operating system... well, actually, I guess he did leave Win95
    in the background to be called up if gui was needed for something... ;)
    There are some things and applications where Windows is a necessity.
    Agreed, reluctantly... ;) And that's partly why Richard has a
    selection of computers of his own... some with Linux, some with DOS,
    some with Windows, depending on what he needs/wants....
    I'm sort of visualizing someone browsing in front of a collection of computers like one would browse a magazine rack!

    Not quite.... ;) But he does have them all around him as he sits at his computer desk.... most are some sort of laptop.... :)

    A while back I had a problem with some thumbdrives - not an off-brand
    -- and the repair required Windows - not even an inkling of a
    consideration for Mac much less Linux. IMO a bit short-sighted.
    One could say that... :)
    I'll admit to barely having an idea of the work to create a repair
    utility -- I know it's a lot of work! Seems like it is something that should have been done by now but for whatever reason hasn't. Know I'm
    not the only one who has screwed up thumbdrives; I'm probably like
    99.9% of those who have who has no idea how to create a repair utility
    and so relies on that 0.1%.

    Richard might be able to do it.... but I don't know if he has, or if
    he'd want to.... :)

    What's most important is how much is left, especially when I'm
    starting to scrape the bottom... <G>
    Yes on the 'how much room is left' part. It used to be with Windows
    one would want to defragment the hard drive every so often, so put all
    the pieces of the file back together to speed the system up. Don't
    know if that is still recommended; never had to do with Ubuntu.
    Anyway, the less free space there was the longer and less efficient the
    defragmenting became.
    I've done that many a time with DOS, for the same reason... and yes,
    one really doesn't want to wait until it was really tight... <G>
    In my DOS Days I used to edit saved files to keep within the 2048 byte
    cluster size -- don't know if was worth the work but was a good review
    of the material!
    If things tended to always be tight, it might have been worth the
    work... Of course nowadays, the basic cluster size is a lot larger
    than that, so you end up wasting space with those smaller files... ;)
    Solved that problem with a 3 TB hard drive! ...414 GB (17%) used -- wellllll, maybe was a bit of overkill!

    Ummmm, yes..... I'd say so.... just a bit of overkill... <G> For now, anyway... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/1 to Barry Martin on Sun Jun 14 17:45:06 2020

    Original Date: 04 Jun 20 15:06:26
    Subj: Re: moving or not was: C

    Quoting Barry Martin to Nancy Backus on 24-May-2020 08:56 <=-

    As to avoiding Windows, that's what my guru taught me... Our first home
    computer was DOS... and the first thing he did when he got the pentium
    as an upgrade was to delete Windows95 and just have the underlying DOS
    be the operating system... well, actually, I guess he did leave Win95
    in the background to be called up if gui was needed for something... ;)
    There are some things and applications where Windows is a necessity.
    Agreed, reluctantly... ;) And that's partly why Richard has a
    selection of computers of his own... some with Linux, some with DOS,
    some with Windows, depending on what he needs/wants....
    I'm sort of visualizing someone browsing in front of a collection of computers like one would browse a magazine rack!

    Not quite.... ;) But he does have them all around him as he sits at his computer desk.... most are some sort of laptop.... :)

    A while back I had a problem with some thumbdrives - not an off-brand
    -- and the repair required Windows - not even an inkling of a
    consideration for Mac much less Linux. IMO a bit short-sighted.
    One could say that... :)
    I'll admit to barely having an idea of the work to create a repair
    utility -- I know it's a lot of work! Seems like it is something that should have been done by now but for whatever reason hasn't. Know I'm
    not the only one who has screwed up thumbdrives; I'm probably like
    99.9% of those who have who has no idea how to create a repair utility
    and so relies on that 0.1%.

    Richard might be able to do it.... but I don't know if he has, or if
    he'd want to.... :)

    What's most important is how much is left, especially when I'm
    starting to scrape the bottom... <G>
    Yes on the 'how much room is left' part. It used to be with Windows
    one would want to defragment the hard drive every so often, so put all
    the pieces of the file back together to speed the system up. Don't
    know if that is still recommended; never had to do with Ubuntu.
    Anyway, the less free space there was the longer and less efficient the
    defragmenting became.
    I've done that many a time with DOS, for the same reason... and yes,
    one really doesn't want to wait until it was really tight... <G>
    In my DOS Days I used to edit saved files to keep within the 2048 byte
    cluster size -- don't know if was worth the work but was a good review
    of the material!
    If things tended to always be tight, it might have been worth the
    work... Of course nowadays, the basic cluster size is a lot larger
    than that, so you end up wasting space with those smaller files... ;)
    Solved that problem with a 3 TB hard drive! ...414 GB (17%) used -- wellllll, maybe was a bit of overkill!

    Ummmm, yes..... I'd say so.... just a bit of overkill... <G> For now, anyway... ;)

    ttyl neb

    ... Who told you paranoia is bad? it was THEM, wasn't it!SEEN-BY: 1/1 452