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May
7
comment The bottlenecks of any computer, what to look for?
By the way, DDR3 is only slightly faster than DDR2 (<10%?), so adding an SSD instead of an HDD (at least 2x impovement in speed and even more in access times) will actually make both DDR2 and DDR3 systems much faster.
May
7
comment The bottlenecks of any computer, what to look for?
Jet, I'm sure that after 6 more years things may change even more than they already had with SSD prices! :D (And no, my 6 year old answer doesn't say anything about my HDDs or my computers - it only conveys that most of my use patterns involve a lot of I/O activity.)
Feb
25
comment How to find the MAC address of a remote computer?
In Debian, there are 2 packages: arping and iputils-arping. The arping package worked for me, though network interface is specified with a lower-case i: arping -c 1 -i eth0 10.100.10.11
Dec
27
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Nov
11
comment Grep in Microsoft Word?
Nothing that I've used... Quick search shows that docx2txt exists in Debian repositories - might work. I'd also look into the OpenOffice/LibreOffice command-line format conversion utility (unoconv), which could be used for the same purpose.
Jan
31
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Dec
4
answered Working with lots of data in LibreOffice
Nov
12
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Dec
3
comment Page file becomes enormous
It is often recommended to have PF = 1.5x-2xRAM, so it growing to 1GB isn't that bad. I'm starting to run out of ideas - either your problem is very specific (e.g. related to a single piece of software), or System Properties will not show you 512MB (for some reason only a part of that is visible to Windows), or there's a hardware issue and PF size has nothing to do with it.
Dec
3
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Dec
3
comment Page file becomes enormous
"Stuttering" after quitting a video game should be expected with 0.5GB RAM - for a limited time after quitting, that is (Windows is reading back to RAM data it put into the swapfile to run your game from RAM). How much does your browser consume when this happens? Right now my uses 0.6GB RES (1.6GB VIRT), with way too many tabs open.
Dec
3
comment Page file becomes enormous
On the 1st boot, how much memory is reported as used by task manager? An extreme minimum for XP is somewhere between 75..90MB, while "clean" XP (with no software installed) should use <120 MB after logging in. I would find values above 200MB abnormal - unless, of course, you have many startup applications.
Dec
3
answered Page file becomes enormous
Nov
12
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Oct
30
revised Why is the reported size of this directory in Windows (7) so inaccurate?
further extended
Oct
30
answered Why is the reported size of this directory in Windows (7) so inaccurate?
Oct
17
comment Is there a way to make nautilus display the “recently used” files and directories?
Sorry, didn't notice the 'gnome3' tag - I'm on Debian/Gnome 2.30.2. In 3.2, those items might be called "History" or something like that (I don't currently have access to any Gnome 3.2 machines). Quick DDGoing hints that "Places" might now be an extension to Gnome3.
Oct
12
answered Bash: Switching from user to root causes issues with prompt
Oct
12
answered Is there a way to make nautilus display the “recently used” files and directories?