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bradsha
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Hardrive space linuxmint

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Hey guys well i got a problem with my hardrive when i was useing linux mint kde or gnome it was 543 gigs witch is good but when i reinstalled windows i had 587 free i kinda dont get why linux is taking up so much on my hard drive i checked both system requirements i dont think an os wood take that much up can you guys help me i really wanna go back to linux :)
talsadus
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Re: Hardrive space linuxmint

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The units that is used to measure disk space in linux and windows is different,

In windows it's GB, linux is GiB

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibibyte
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabyte
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Re: Hardrive space linuxmint

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uhm that kinda doesn't answer my questin sorry but its good to know. I was wondering if there a way for linuxmint not to take so much on my hardrive just for an install
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Re: Hardrive space linuxmint

Post by talsadus »

What I meant was the 543 GiB you see free in linux is actually:

543*1.074 = 583 GB free which is not much different from 587 free when using windows
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