>On 11/03/2012 11:28 PM, Daniel Smith wrote:

>> Because (left out) a Vista machine means it's probably about
>> five years old or so, meaning that it could possibly be filled, and
>> or replace the drive as well. It's gonna go sometime soon. Just thoughts.
>> And they're so cheap now.
>> Dan

>Ubuntu 10 has worked great for me but alas, Canonical has gone the
>way of the "dedicated touchscreen interface".  I will be bailing out
>when the version I am using reaches "end of life" next year.  Can't
>sit a very computer illiterate user in front of the "Unity" desktop,
>and expect them to figure it out and use it without problems.  Can't
>expect me to toss 20 years of reasonably efficient workflow habits
>out the window either...

>I have been very impressed with Mint - the other day I had occasion
>to use the Live DVD in conjunction with a printer/scanner on a
>random PC on a random office LAN, and the thing "just worked" all

>Running an OS that works for not against the user is a very
>addictive thing.  Token on-topic reference:  The GIMP was the first
>major gateway drug that started me down the path to a 100% Free
>Software world.  Ubuntu stopped including the GIMP in its default
>installation package, and that's another strike against Canonical...
>sure it's stupidly easy to install, but dang it, GNU/Linux is
>supposed to include the GIMP right out of the box, is all!


>> On 11/3/12, Daniel Smith <opened...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I really have grown fond of avg's pc tuneup.
>>> Normally I in the past didn't use such utilities, but I
>>> tried (and paid!) for it once, and love it. Still use the
>>> free avg antivirus though.
>>> I would have recommended to upgrade to Win 7 and
>>> wipe the whole drive. Never really liked Vista that much.
>>> Seemed like only a little better than that old Longhorn
>>> beta there was going around for a while.
>>> But I would also just take at least a glance at the drive to
>>> see how much free space there is on it.
>>> Dan
>>> On 11/3/12, Steve Kinney <ad...@pilobilus.net> wrote:
>>>> On 11/03/2012 09:02 PM, Jernej Simončič wrote:
>>>>> On Sat, 03 Nov 2012 13:22:52 -0400, Steve Kinney wrote:
>>>>>> I would run a "registry cleaner"
>>>>> Don't. Just don't. At best, they do nothing, and at worst they screw up
>>>>> the
>>>>> machine (had to fix too many machines that "registry cleaners" and
>>>>> "optimizers" left in unusable state).
>>>> The first thing a registry cleaner does - if it's a decent one like
>>>> the Wise cleaner - is back up the existing registry files to a
>>>> location where they won't be overwritten during the OS-native
>>>> registry backup rotation.  Then it conducts a scan and removes
>>>> orphaned keys that point to non-existent files and directories,
>>>> redundant keys, etc.  In some cases, I have seen processes that
>>>> access the registry frequently, i.e. complex application start-up
>>>> routines - run 2x faster after cleaning.  Usually the result is not
>>>> quite that impressive.
>>>> In a hypothetical worst case where damage is done by the cleaning
>>>> process - something I have never seen happen in a few hundred
>>>> practical cases - the saved registry can be restored with a single
>>>> command and, in effect, "nothing happened at all."  Any problems
>>>> that need repair are the same ones that were there before the
>>>> registry cleaner was tried.
>>>> Progressive registry bloat is a feature, not a bug.  It makes a
>>>> computer with a Microsoft operating system appear to be "getting old
>>>> and slowing down," which is a Good Thing if you are selling
>>>> computers or operating systems.  Not so good if you are the user who
>>>> owns the machine in question.
>>>> The best repair for any Microsoft operating system is to replace it
>>>> with an operating system that works, or, failing that, reinstall the
>>>> one that came with the machine.  But sometimes that's not an option,
>>>> alas.
>>>> :o/
>>>> Steve
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...And how did all this shift into Unbuntu, whatever it is?...

/Anyways/, re-downloading 2.6 didn't help, and I got the same error message as 
before. I'm afraid of following whatever Steve suggested (no offense), since I 
think it might screw up my computer's system. I don't know. -Shrugs.- Should I 
just wait for updates for 2.8., or? Because this is the only computer system I 
actually have, and I can't just roll off and buy PS, since that costs like 
craploads of money (for me), so... Gimp's the best I have :/ And if I'm not 
able to even edit my own sites anymore, then.... I'll wait til the problem's 
solved, I suppose. And to tell the truth, I know that people usually don't 
insert this into their problems here, but I'm just really confused and a little 
frustrated with all the suggestions, I can only process so much. Not trying to 
be mean or anything, just... frustrated. One said that Gimp's memory is 
failing, and another said I could try a re-load 2.6., which I did, but failed. 
Might just be the computer, or Gimp itself. Not sure, so... might not reply to 
this discussion for a bit :/

- Bee.

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