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    Basic syetem maintenance


    hi all,

    what are the basic maintenace to perform on a system to keep it going .

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    What exactly do you mean "basic maintenace to perform on a system to keep it going".

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    ooo i wish i did ..........

    ok. how do u maintane ur own system.

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    Okay, you are still pretty vague but I can give a couple of pointers:
    - Use your package manager for installing programs - you will then have easy access to managing the installed programs.
    - Delete what you don't need in your /home/<user> directory or it will get cluttered quickly (trust me, it happens)
    - Uninstall what you don't need

    That's all I can think of now but I'm sure others will post something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yawe_frek
    ooo i wish i did ..........

    ok. how do u maintane you own system.
    Are you referring to stuff like Disk Defragmenter and an AV like you would use in Windows?

    Defragmenter=Not necessary, disk does not get fragmented enough to make a difference in Linux.
    AV=Again, not necessary. Unless you are using Linux in a business environment. Then you could check out Clam AV or F-Prot.

    But for most Linux systems, the only "maintenance" that needs to be done is to keep your packages up-to-date.
    You are using Knoppix which has "Apt-get.
    So you can just do as root in a terminal.
    apt-get update
    apt-get dist-upgrade

    That will update all of the packages on your system.
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