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    For the newbie, does one type of file system ext2, ext3, etc. offer an advantage, or should I just accept the default?

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    Thanks for your question MASONTX,

    Ehem...

    If I would be installing an OS as a newbie, I would rather accept the default settings for file systems.
    Ext3 has some advantage over Ext2 but then again...most of the newer OS have Ext3 or even Ext4 as default settings.

    And as I always say, I would defer to the wisdom of the gurus regarding this matter.
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    Are there any limitations on which file system touse if you are on older hardware? P3 500, 6 GB hd.

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    As far as I know, there are no limitations with file systems even with those specs. However, some installations CDs of OS that can run pretty well with this given specs are defaulted at ext2 and ext3. I still have to encounter an ext4 for Puppy and Vector.

    Correct me if I'm wrong

    Thanks!
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    No, you're right, at least for the version of Puppy on my old laptop.

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    If installing on a solid state drive, I use ext2, I lose the additional protection of the journalling but I also lose all the additional writes which extends the life of the drive.
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