A few questions...

J. Limon jlimon at eml.cc
Thu Apr 9 01:10:12 UTC 2009

Roy Smith wrote:
> Hi Everyone!  Being fairly new to Ubunto and Linux in general, I've 
> got a few questions.  I've been using computers for a long time, 
> started out with a C-64, then progressed to an Amiga, and for the past 
> 11 years I've been using various versions of Windows.  Over the years 
> I've gotten accustomed to having to do various maintenance tasks with 
> the computer, such as checking the file system for errors, 
> defragmenting the drives and so on.  I've found a few programs to do 
> some of the things I'm accustomed to doing except I can't find where 
> you would defragment the drives.  Is it necessary?

As long as you are using ext3 (which is the standard filesystem in 
Ubuntu), defragging is unnecessary.

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