Matt\’s Cuppa

My take on tea, technology, and our environment

Freespire Ate My Drive Space

Posted by telecommatt on November 10, 2007

that’s it. my previously mentioned ubuntu experiment has been prematurely canceled. mostly because i got tired of not being able to multitask. running a live cd means that a good portion of the os is loaded into to ram. when you have an os designed to be a windows replacement, the os takes up a pretty sizable chunk of space. my machine was not happy that i was trying to run something that large in memory. strike one against me. strike two also came this week when i decided to install freespire on a donated pc without checking either disk space or ram. i think i was distracted because i remember being really really hungry. i was going for the most user friendly out of the box box that i could, and since fs links directly to cnr to download additional software, and major codecs are already in place, it seemed like a good idea at the time. until i discovered the reason the machine kept freezing- there’s something like 17kb of free space on the drive. huh, shoulda thoughta that… so, now i think i’ll replace fs with puppy linux instead. more set up required, but but it takes up much less space on the drive. any other thoughts out there?

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