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I would like to know the Linux equivalents (if there are any) to Windows' disk defragmenter, device manager, scan disk, internet preferences, etc. If there is no equivalent an explanation ...
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- 10-08-2004 #1
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- Sep 2004
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I would like to know the Linux equivalents (if there are any) to Windows' disk defragmenter, device manager, scan disk, internet preferences, etc. If there is no equivalent an explanation of why would be helpful.
- 10-08-2004 #2
Re: System utilitiesOriginally Posted by Messenjah
2)Device Manager = Well what do you mean by that?
3)Scan Disk = fsck again
4)Internet Preferences = Again what do you mean by that? For internet preferences like cookies and fonts and stuff, that'll vary from browser to browser. If you mean network connections and crap, then that's a whole 'nother ballgame.
I'll be more detailed on 2 & 4, just lemme know what you need
- 10-08-2004 #3
- 10-08-2004 #4
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- Jan 2004
The things you are asking about are not really "Linux" ways of doing something, but rather how does any one distro do any one task. Suse will do things in a similar fashion to Redhat/fedora but each will have itís own idiosyncrasies. If you post what distro you are using and what you are trying to do you will probably get better answers.
As an example with device managers Ė Suse does have something kind of like windows (yast) but RedHat/fedora really doesnít have one centralized manager. You kind of have to dig around a little more in Redhat/Fedora.
- 10-08-2004 #5
Re: System utilitiesOriginally Posted by lakerdonald
I think KDE has got some similar "Settings Central" (I can't check now as I'm in gentoo now not my fedora c1 install, where I got KDE installed) - not sure though. Tools like lspci lists all pci devices, usbview shows usb devices, and then there's quite a few (pseudo) files on /proc and /sys - but afaik no manager.Regards Scienitca (registered user #335819 - http://counter.li.org )
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