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Jan
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comment Why is it not recommended to shut down a computer “brutally” (power switch)?
There may be some hardware-issues too. If the power is just cut, the read/write head may "dip" and scratch the surface of the disk. Also if the computer is moved or subjected to shock, a wayward head may damage the surface. When powered-down properly on the other hand, the head is parked where it neither can damage nor get damaged.
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comment File sizes in Windows not making sense
The prefix for kilo (1000) is "k" - lowercase - not "K"... Eg. kB = kilobyte, kb = kilobit, kHz = kilohertz... not "Kb" or "Khz"
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answered What is the difference in various commands for compressing files in linux?
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