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Off-topic / Re: Windows
emanuele « on April 5th, 2015, 03:03 PM »
Ohhh... darn restore points.
In the past it was the first thing to disable in my book. Then I started to forget about them. But for sure, when you need one it's not there. xD
Off-topic / Re: Windows
Nao « on April 4th, 2015, 08:10 PM »
For those curious -- I finally got it... The problem was with the (inaccessible) System Volume Information folder. It holds restore points, and can be viewed with several utilities. It's automatically emptied if more space is needed on the HD, but it's really loose on that aspect -- I mean, at one point I only had 1 GB free, and it did nothing for me...
It finally emptied itself (had over 6 GB of data), and that's nice. I can also set it up through control panel -> system -> system protection.
The Pub / Re: Aeva Media 2.0
Nao « on March 18th, 2015, 07:39 PM »
I'd recommend switching to Wedge instead, but what do I know...... :whistle:
Off-topic / Windows
Nao « on March 12th, 2015, 12:49 PM »
Okay, since most of the talk is unrelated to Wedge these days and devoted to Linux (of which I'm not a big fan......... Not that I'm a fan of any OSes these days), I'm also taking a break off it and trying to get a real project off the ground (by "real", I mean "not as fantastic and ambitious as Wedge, but one that people are actually willing to pay for.")

So I installed Visual Studio Community on my C: drive (because SSD!), which only had 11 GB of free space...
The installer said, "10 GB required". Good. Go ahead, I'm going to bed. This morning, I woke up to a disaster: VS obviously filled my entire C drive, and in the process many programs crashed... Except for the VS installer, which didn't seem to care.

Only, it had filled my entire drive (that is, NOT 10 GB), so I decided to uninstall that piece of crap because I don't like false promises, AND it filled my control panel's Programs tab with dozens of useless programs I didn't want, like their awful SQL Server... Or ASP.Net, etc.

Okay, so I installed VS automatically and ended up with 9.1 free GB, then after installing everything else one by one, I was at 8.8 GB... Yep. Then I rebooted, and was at 8.7. (My page file is fixed sized, so it's not related to that.) I launched the drive cleanup utility from Microsoft, and eliminated 1.5 GB of old backups and 1 GB of 'pending logs' as suggested by it, and after a reboot, I was at 9.1 GB. I'm not kidding you guys... I uninstalled XP Mode (1.1 GB), rebooted, and was at 9.1 GB again. This whole 'uninstall and cleanup' process is very cool, since I apparently got robbed of about 5 GB of disk space by Microsoft since last night.

And don't tell me to go for Linux, quite obviously from reading the other topic, it's even worse! :lol:
Also, when I removed XP Mode, Microsoft 'forgot' to remove the diff drive (8 GB!), so I had to remove it manually. Thankfully, I didn't forget about it myself... Now at that point, I'm at ~20 GB when I should be at 25 or 26, maybe more.

My question is: what the hell is happening with Windows and the C drive..? I never really looked into that one, because I'm mostly dealing with my data drive, but for instance, a few seconds ago I noticed my drive was at 24.6 (!!!!), then I refreshed, and it was at 19.4. Currently at 19.5. There's something fishy in here... And I couldn't find answers about that issue. So, are you aware guys, of anything that could cause these free space fluctuations? Is it Windows? Is it the hard drive? Do I actually have 25+ GB free space, and I just need to try and fill it somehow..?

Still at 19.5... :-/
Posted: March 12th, 2015, 12:44 PM

Also, it hasn't uninstalled ASP.Net since Windows Update is offering an important update for "ASP.NET Web Frameworks - Security Update for Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 4.0", and yes, I don't want to have ASP.NET anywhere near me, AND it's not showing up in the control panel as an installed program...!!
Off-topic / Re: Linux
CerealGuy « on March 11th, 2015, 03:46 PM »
Quote from forumsearch0r on March 11th, 2015, 02:10 PM
Quote from Bunstonious on March 11th, 2015, 02:04 AM
But not done often
Wrong. Many large bot nets consist of captured Linux servers.
And more consist of captured windows boxes. You can even hack freebsd boxes. But often its not the fault of the os, but of the admin. And no os helps agains a bad admin, so this discussion is not only completely off topic but also totally pointless. No one, not even you, cares about which OS is more secure. The main difference between windows and linux is that its a lot easier to gain admin rights on windows than on linux. To exploit it from outside none of both is really vulnerable. Software is but not the OS (if we talk about the "big" os'es).

You are not able to talk about an OS without some dumbass trying to show why his os decision is so much better. Really, no one cares about which OS you use.

But to get back to the topic, im always struggling a bit with the desktop environment. As mentioned before im using cinnamon in the moment. Im happy with it, but not to happy :D Thought about trying the new xfce version but my system has problems with the testing repos of archlinux... And when we talk about distributions, we often talk about desktops. So which one do you prefer?
Off-topic / Re: Linux
CerealGuy « on March 9th, 2015, 10:45 AM »
Quote from forumsearch0r on March 8th, 2015, 08:05 PM
Quote from CerealGuy on March 8th, 2015, 07:38 PM
Pick another distro or build it on your own.
So, basically, end users who don't want to dig into tech will have to defeat and accept the unwelcome "feature". Non-systemd distributions with a certain appeal to non-programmers are rare at best.
Endusers who aren't technically interested, don't have a problem with systemd. For them its even better, because they have one central place to search for logs, control services...
For all those people who dont want that, because of the dependencies and i dont know, they should support projects like devuan.

I like systemd, but I understand the problem, and I understand people who dont want it. But instead of leaving the ship. better go and change something. Even if you only donate some money, it shows that people are interested in it, and if there are enough, something will change.
Off-topic / Re: Linux
Hey Arnold! « on March 9th, 2015, 01:13 AM »
openSUSE Tumbleweed.
Off-topic / Re: Linux
CerealGuy « on March 8th, 2015, 07:38 PM »
I never understand the hate against systemd. Works very well for me, and if you dont want to use it, dont use it. Pick another distro or build it on your own. If some software depends on systemd, dont use it. If there are enough people who think like you, there will be alternatives.
Off-topic / Re: Linux
French « on March 8th, 2015, 01:56 PM »
  • Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon
  • Raspbian an unofficial port of Debian wheezy armhf installed on an Raspberry Pi Model B+ (512MB)
  • OSMC (Open Source Media Center) with a Raspbian based filesystem (ARMv7 kernel) installed on an Raspberry Pi Model 2B (1Gb)
  • CrunchBang Linux an Debian-based distribution
Have a clear preference for Linux Mint and Debian.
Off-topic / Re: Linux
CerealGuy « on March 8th, 2015, 01:15 PM »
Quote from Bunstonious on March 8th, 2015, 01:01 PM
Yeah Pacman is aaiight, I also like APT, well most of the Distro's I have used have been Debian based so used APT. Arch is nice and "bare bones", and makes me feel all geeky.
Definetly geeky but worth it :D I think i needed 4 hours to install, but learned a lot. On a fresh installed Debian i wasn't able to install cinnamon, because of many dependency conflicts, so I switched to arch and I'm very happy with it :D