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comment Are virtual machines performant enough to be a primary workstation?
because if something happens to make the VM lock up or otherwise hang or misbehave, your whole machine will lock up, and the only solution will be a hard reset of the whole box. whereas if you leave at least one core free (mind you, my original answer was written when dual core was more common -- quad is common these days) then the host can still be responsive enough to let you kill only the VM
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accepted How to add pointers to filesystems outside the chrooted environment - using chrooted SFTP via OpenSSH
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accepted Ubuntu on an XPS 14 Ultrabook with mSATA cache and 500GB HD - how to partition for dual boot?
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comment Ubuntu on an XPS 14 Ultrabook with mSATA cache and 500GB HD - how to partition for dual boot?
I was approved, and the purchase was made, of this laptop as my work technology refresh (i.e. I'm getting a new laptop at work). I don't have it in hand yet.
Aug
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comment Ubuntu on an XPS 14 Ultrabook with mSATA cache and 500GB HD - how to partition for dual boot?
Thanks, but this doesn't really answer what I'm asking, which is how is the mSATA used for caching and is this invisible to the OS? I actually know the answer to all those partitioning suggestions, and typically partition like this: 20GB or so for Windows (that's XP; probably 40GB for Win7)|20GB for Ubuntu|20GB unused for if I want to install another Linux|2GB swap|remainder for /home, hopefully more than 20GB and on modern disks, usually ends up being hundreds of gigs. But I don't know how this mSATA will show up and if it turns out to be a huge PITA or not work, I'll just get a 240GB SSD
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Oct
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comment Untar a given linux tarball on MAC OS X
HFS+ is case aware but not case sensitive, for default installs of Mac OS X. You can, however, turn on case-sensitivity when formatting a new disk/partition/thingy.
Oct
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comment Untar a given linux tarball on MAC OS X
+1 on virtual disk ideas. Didn't think of that.
Oct
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answered Untar a given linux tarball on MAC OS X
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answered Get windows 7 desktop to act like linux
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comment How does an Operating System become corrupted out of nowhere?
"Turns out her operating system was corrupted"... Define "corrupted". Provide evidence that bolsters this conclusion. There are other problems that can cause problems besides viruses. @LarsTech's answer regarding flaky hardware, for example