Yeah, it's ok. Give it about ten years, you'll know what to do...

On 11/4/12, Sleepingbeautiie <> wrote:
>>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 <> 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 <> 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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