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Mar
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comment Windows XP slow directory move
You forgot to mention that Windows Explorer moves files recursively rather than atomically. It creates the target folder, then digs down in the subfolders to recreate the tree and then move the files one by one, subfolder by subfolder.
Mar
17
comment Is it better to always copy and delete, rather than move?
@maaartinus Actually, the way Windows Explorer works is it digs down recursively in the folders rather than changing the parent node. You are right though for Windows Explorer, it is not just an atomic move. I assumed command line was being used, I should have asked.
Oct
28
comment How to restore Trash items to original location?
Hmm, interesting. I'm using Xfce with Ubuntu, but I've seen it on Debian and Fedora systems too, not sure about the DE. Looks like my answer does not apply for this question then.
Oct
28
answered How to restore Trash items to original location?
Aug
31
comment How can I stop my corporate workstation from being forcefully restarted?
If you unplug the network cable, does it still do it? It could be a remote administration system... Just trying to rule out things you can't control.
Mar
31
answered What might cause the Save and Open dialog windows to just not work?
Jan
23
answered Turn LED light on when I receive a new Skype alert?
Jan
22
comment What are my X client options for MS Windows?
There is something I call the physical terminology, that is servers (think of the machine) have a keyboard and a screen (and sometimes a mouse). However, they provide services to other users and machines (dhcp, dns, mail...), but that is what I call the virtual terminology. In the case of X, the server is taking your input (physical) and providing you with access to remote applications and services (virtual). So applications you run (on Linux) connect to the server (on Windows), and send their commands to the server, which draws them on the screen for you. Hence why it is a server you need. =)
Jan
22
answered What are my X client options for MS Windows?
Jan
22
comment What is the difference between the Dell 1907FPf and 1907FPc monitors?
China is worse... CN-01234-0123456789-0123 (for some CRT monitors we have over here), where the first sequence of numbers (A) is the model number, the middle sequence (B) is ???, and the last sequence (C) seems to be the serial number. However, I have seen monitors being of two different models with the same sequence A and only two numbers were different in sequence B... So much for model numbers. They should go with codenames. "My screen is a CompanyX Flamer B!" Even though Flamer might not be the best name for a monitor, for rather obvious reasons.
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Jan
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revised Why do I get easy_install error “'NoneType' object has no attribute 'clone'”?
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Jan
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answered Why do I get easy_install error “'NoneType' object has no attribute 'clone'”?
Jan
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comment Is it better to always copy and delete, rather than move?
You don't really need to compress, which can require a lot of time. Sometimes a compression level of 0 (storage) can do the job to move big folders across drives much faster.
Jan
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answered Is it better to always copy and delete, rather than move?
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Jan
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answered Why might an application fail to start on Windows 7 x64 with faulting module GDI32.dll?