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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Don't Mess With My C:, Chrome!

Years back when we PC DIY geeks split hard disk partitions, we allocate <10GB for OS.
Things changed when one can easily get 1TB HDD without burning a hole in pocket.
Most of the time people just skipped the partitioning chores, leaving a whole big hard disk into 1 partition.
As such, they mix system & personal stuffs into a big bowl, and lost both when disaster comes.

In my case, I have 10GB as my system partition since years ago and still practise it without problem.

After switching Firefox to Firefox Portable, from my much space-limited system partition to other much spacious hard disk partition, I managed to recover much space to be utilised, although it's then being consuming by MS updates patches.

Not sooner after installing Google Chrome 4, I wondered what eats up my system partition till 0kb.
I cleared up other temp files, temporary freed up some space, but quickly I faced with the same situation.
After months I spared Google Chrome, finally I decided to switch Google Chrome to Google Chrome Portable.
To my surprise, this frees up >300MB in my poor system partition!

So I would really suggest to Go Green - go Portable, and that the new age programmers would kindly consider much in making of their ever-growing big fat applications, to be much aware of the what they might consumed.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Peacekeeper For My Browser

Peacekeeper - The Browser Benchmark

Just benchmarked my outdated portable FF3.5.5 @ Intel Dual-Core E2140 = 1216
But forgot to close all other browsing tabs.
While testing, can see the hard-feeling of my browser window appearance.
As compared to the official result, at least better than IE7/8, MS needs to catch up with this or loose its browser market share.

Will try to update my Portable FF to the latest 3.6.6, while testing Google Chrome to get a glimpse, if I'm free enough.

Here's the screen shot of the official result:

Also, my portable FF3.5.5 browser scores 126 and 4 bonus points out of a total of 300 points, in HTML5test.