I suppose, but if your data is only small, a good OS will probably put it all together at the beginning of the drive anyway.
It depends on the file system. It's hard to say what strategy makes a "good OS". NTFS puts files sequentially, which gives the benefit that you will have lower seek times if you do not have that much data on your hard disk. The downside is fragmentation. Now, ext4 spreads the files over the volume, which avoids fragmentation efficiently. The downside is constantly high seek times across files.
So I have some optimism that 9 will be a viable upgrade for my PC and my tablet. Maybe I'll pick it up in December after some of the obvious bugs have been patched, but I'll probably wait until a major service pack in May or so.
The version of Windows 9 we might see end of the year will be just a preview version.
They should also include different colors for different builds. "It's approaching RTM so this is expected to be a purple or at least a blue build. Definitely purple I would say. Very unlikely to be red."
People love this kind of superficial shit.
but also includes morons who spew icons all over their desktop and think their hard drive is out of space once the desktop is full
Hmm, that's actually quite intuitive way to think about it. Let's not be arrogant nerds just because we know how files are actually stored on hard drive.
I started in 1999 with Red Hat 6.
Looking at the replies, I'd say that during the change of millennium Linux had one of it's biggest breakthroughs.
Kde, gnome, mate, cinnamon, lxde, xfce are freaking damn buggy as hell from crashing, to buttons not working when clicking on them, freezing, icons disappearing. It doesn't mean this buggy shit happens everyday or every week it just creeps up unexpectedly.
Yes, that pretty much sums up what I meant when I said above "another crusty Linux distro coming up".
The weird little glitches that pop up on Linux desktop are the thing that get me.