November 2, 2015

Keeping Linux Clean

One of the great things about Linux is how stable it is over time. The biggest challenge with Linux is getting it installed, finding and configuring the software you need to get stuff done. Once you get that accomplished, it pretty much just runs. There’s not much in the way of system maintenance you have to worry about. Windows, on the other hand, is what I call a “dirty” system,in that it generates lots and lots of extra data that it leaves on the hard drive as it runs. It’s notorious for slowing down over time, as this data piles up and Windows users either have to install software to clean all of this trash out or reload the system periodically to keep that freshly booted up feeling. There’s actually a whole industry devoted to selling “cleaners” for Windows., Some of these programs are really just malware in disguise but many are quite useful. Of course, the problem is figuring out which is which. (Read the rest at Freedom Penguin)

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