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Aug
14
comment Is 4GB Ram sufficient for a 64 bit OS
my current firefox (actually, iceweasel which is what ff is called on debian) is using 857MB of ram. 12 windows open, average of about 8 tabs per window. i just closed down about 10 windows that i hadn't looked at for a few days. firefox is 3.5.1
Aug
13
comment How do I move a Linux installation between partitions?
or use rsync. it has the advantage that if anything interrupts the copy, you can just run rsync again and it will pick up from where it left off rather than starting over from the beginning. in order of preference, the right tools for this job are: rsync, tar, cp -a
Aug
13
comment How do I move a Linux installation between partitions?
you missed the step of actually copying the files from the old partition to the new one. some might say that was fairly important :)
Aug
13
comment Is 4GB Ram sufficient for a 64 bit OS
4GB is plenty for a desktop until you run IE or firefox or flash or other modern bloatware on it. then you'll find that such programs want a GB or two each, all to themselves. plus it's nice to have extra RAM in a desktop for VirtualBox.
Aug
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answered Is 4GB Ram sufficient for a 64 bit OS
Aug
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answered How can clients easily and securely send me passwords?
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revised Can I make a virtual machine out of a Windows XP physical machine?
corrected spelling. s/lastest/latest/
Aug
10
comment Could you have a hard drive imaging option in Grub?
if you mostly want to repeat the same image save/restore operations, then this might help - clonezilla will tell you what command it is about to execute so you can run it directly from the command line rather than by navigating the menus. you could cut and paste them (one for save, one for restore) into scripts and then add options to the clonezilla main menu.
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answered Can I make a virtual machine out of a Windows XP physical machine?
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answered Could you have a hard drive imaging option in Grub?
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answered What desktop setup do you recommend for my totally newbie parents?
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Jul
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answered How to start a terminal window in the center of the screen?