Yet another reason why Linux is better!
koppie Mon, 04/16/2007 - 18:17
You don't have to defrag the hard drive.
More detailed explanation:
When you use a computer for a long time (months or years), the file system gets messy.Â Just like your desk.Â By de-fragmenting your hard drive, you clean it up again.Â This accomplishes two things: your computer can find files faster, and you have more free space (just like real life!).
Windows uses two file systems: FAT and NTFS.Â Linux uses pretty much any file system you want, but it prefers ext3.Â Ext3 manages itself in order to avoid fragmentation.Â Like a desk that keeps itself organized.Â Pretty frigging cool.