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Re: Obsessed with a clean system



On Tuesday 10 August 2004 22:04, Tong Sun wrote:

> Anybody here is as obsessed as I am for a clean system?

No.  Drives are cheap, but my time is not.  I have a ridiculous number of 
packages installed (because Debian makes it cheap to experiment and I don't 
get too worked up about removing the ones I don't use often), and the total 
size of my system (excluding /home, but including /usr/src and all of the 
kernel tarballs extracted in there) is 5.2 GB.

That's roughly 5% of the size of a hard drive that I can buy for $60 at the 
local office supply store, or $3 worth of space.  Even if I could cut that 
in half, I'd be saving about $1.50 worth of space at a cost of hundreds of 
dollars of time.

I used to be obsessed with clean drives before I upgraded the 120MB Connor 
in my Amiga.  Since then, I haven't spent much time worrying about it.
-- 
Kirk Strauser

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