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Re: [opensuse] 13.2
On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 3:08 PM, John Andersen <jsamyth@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 11/3/2014 3:34 AM, Peter wrote:
On 03/11/14 06:32, Basil Chupin wrote:
One thing I immediately noticed about 13.2 is that it is "nippy" -
compared to 13.1 :-) .


Ha! Fallen for that old swizz have you?

On any fresh installation of openSUSE, going back to the 9.x or 10.x series,
I've found that it's 'nippy' at first, but it doesn't take long
before the nips nip off down the pub and can't be arsed any more. I don't
know what it is that slowly bogs the system down in a
Windows-esque way, but it never stays nippy for long.

However, since I upgraded my main laptop with an SSD, that's done more than
anything else to improve performance, to such an extent that I
can no longer judge nippiness so well as launching programs only takes a

Jiffy in England has many connotations. Let's not go there.


Some Linux file systems are more prone to fragmentation that we like to
I've noticed this since Opensuse deprecated Riserfs.
My next install (any day now) is going to be btrfs.

I'm not very knowledgeable about btrfs, but I'd be very surprised is a
COW (copy-on-write) based filesystem achieves good defragmentation.

The openSUSE defaults are currently:

btrfs on / - The advantage being the ability to roll-back to a
snapshot if something goes wrong with the OS.

xfs on /home - the advantage being performance

Both decisions make sense to me.

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