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  • MaksimTechShow
    MaksimTechShow 1 месяц назад #1 - Thinking "rm -rf /" speeds up their PC
  • Ranier Wolfcastle
    Ranier Wolfcastle 3 дня назад @Bored Student It depends on whether you're root or not. If you really want to kill stuff try dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda that sudo rm -rf / and /* .... it's cr@p and it doesn't.
  • TheBluePill
    TheBluePill 3 дня назад WEll to be fair it does when there's nothing left to slow it down.
  • Bovine Jesus
    Bovine Jesus 3 дня назад This reminds me of the good old days when I was in school advising my friends to fuck with sys32
  • Bored Student
    Bored Student 3 дня назад Isn't it "sudo rm -rf /*" ?
  • Ranier Wolfcastle
    Ranier Wolfcastle 6 дней назад dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda is better
  • Nath_SoM R.
    Nath_SoM R. Неделю назад well technically it makes the pc lighter
  • Auto Correct
    Auto Correct Неделю назад sudo rm -rf / ;))
  • Destination Linux
    Destination Linux 2 недели назад it does kind of in a way lol
  • Jeff Purcell
    Jeff Purcell 3 недели назад When I first used Linux and when I heard about the command, I just had to test it !! Yep it worked lol !!
  • Pink Shades
    Pink Shades 1 месяц назад @Arth Doshi I don't need sudo because I like using Debian as root.
  • James & Gemma
    James & Gemma 1 месяц назад ​@Werfrettchen ya, put a fork in it, its the bomb!
  • Werfrettchen
    Werfrettchen 1 месяц назад #2 running ":(){ :|:& };:" because your linux friend said it would be a good idea :>
  • Guld
    Guld 1 месяц назад @Zellonous I lol'd for real, make that computer lean and mean
  • Baruch Ben-David
    Baruch Ben-David 1 месяц назад Definitely speeds it up; plus, you wind up with a ton of disk space.
  • MissRiaElaine
    MissRiaElaine 1 месяц назад @Arth Doshi Don't like the sudo command, I prefer to consciously log in as root to perform admin tasks. Then I log out of root again and I'm back to normal status. Using sudo makes it too easy to type something dangerous without realising, which is the whole point of the root account. No, that didn't come out right, you know what I meant..!!!
  • The Garden of Eatin
    The Garden of Eatin 1 месяц назад @jan harald It's almost transgressive, isn't it? =-)
  • jan harald
    jan harald 1 месяц назад @The Garden of Eatin there is so much wrong with this comment...
  • The Garden of Eatin
    The Garden of Eatin 1 месяц назад sudo apt remove system32
  • jan harald
    jan harald 1 месяц назад I think you meant, sudo rm -rf --no-preserve-root / ;P
  • Paul Potter
    Paul Potter 1 месяц назад @MaksimTechShow It won't
  • Provsnoob Playz
    Provsnoob Playz 1 месяц назад it works it boots up in 10 seconds with a hard drive with 10 rpm thanks
  • Piotr
    Piotr 1 месяц назад But it does actually speeds things up. After runing this command my PC boots faster. Before I had to wait 10 seconds to my desktop show up. Now It only takes 2 seconds to show up blinking cursor.
  • MaksimTechShow
    MaksimTechShow 1 месяц назад @Stefano Papaleo No Firmware needed. 😁
  • Stefano Papaleo
    Stefano Papaleo 1 месяц назад It actually does speed up the PC: no OS to load - that is super fast! ;)
  • dragon story
    dragon story 1 месяц назад these are old and dumb jokes....come up something new....
  • MaksimTechShow
    MaksimTechShow 1 месяц назад @Victor MartinsDon't do it.
  • dan_tm
    dan_tm 1 месяц назад @MaksimTechShow Then I think I'm misunderstanding what legacy boot actually means... I thought UEFI was something non-legacy?
  • Victor Martins
    Victor Martins 1 месяц назад if it doesn't work try "sudo rm -rf /" and it'll speed it up 100%
  • MaksimTechShow
    MaksimTechShow 1 месяц назад @dan_tm I use UEFI too.
  • dan_tm
    dan_tm 1 месяц назад @MaksimTechShow What makes legacy boot better? I just switched to Qubes and installed the EFI bootloader since it just seemed cleaner than grub.
  • jangelelcangry
    jangelelcangry 1 месяц назад @MaksimTechShow Great.
  • MaksimTechShow
    MaksimTechShow 1 месяц назад @jangelelcangry Then it is good. :D
  • Booming
    Booming 1 месяц назад But it boots faster then.
  • jangelelcangry
    jangelelcangry 1 месяц назад @MaksimTechShow #1 Well, I think I'm screw #2 I'm a long time legacy boot runner yo!
  • MaksimTechShow
    MaksimTechShow 1 месяц назад @Kushagra Karira use "sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda". It is a lot safer and you can't permanently brick your system with "dd".
  • HewFreBie
    HewFreBie 1 месяц назад That's why I told people many times not to drink and root lol
  • Kushagra Karira
    Kushagra Karira 1 месяц назад I really did that but Ubuntu didn't allow me.
  • suckless boi
    suckless boi 1 месяц назад sudo rm -rf --no-preserve-root /
  • MaksimTechShow
    MaksimTechShow 1 месяц назад @jangelelcangry #1 Get a mobo that can recover its Firmware #2 Go with Legacy Boot
  • jangelelcangry
    jangelelcangry 1 месяц назад @MaksimTechShow So, the best way to avoid another CIH ish attack is making UEFI access easier?
  • mercuriete
    mercuriete 1 месяц назад "rm -rf \" xD
  • MaksimTechShow
    MaksimTechShow 1 месяц назад @Arth Doshi Agree on that.
  • MaksimTechShow
    MaksimTechShow 1 месяц назад @jangelelcangry Linux equivalent of erasing EVERYTHING of C:\. Don't try that because it can erase the UEFI firmware variables which can cause permanent bricking of your machine.
  • Arth Doshi
    Arth Doshi 1 месяц назад "sudo rm -rf /" because you need root permission to delete system files.
  • jangelelcangry
    jangelelcangry 1 месяц назад That's sounds like the Linux equivalent of delete system32.
  • Zellonous
    Zellonous 1 месяц назад But that sweet sweet minimalism
  • OrdinaryGamer
    OrdinaryGamer 1 месяц назад (изменено) Windows: Shut down and install updates Computer: Restarts Me: boots into linux instead of finishing updates
  • Stephanie Camera
    Stephanie Camera 4 часа назад @77seban yeh plus another 48 to fix it all when it goes bad...
  • Eric Cholico
    Eric Cholico 4 дня назад @Chu Mạnh Bảo Your English is excellent, don't worry about it! Kudos to you!
  • Eric Cholico
    Eric Cholico 4 дня назад @Steve Whitlock I'd say I've had an equal share on both. The only thing is that Windows update fails sometimes brick my install and force me to reinstall Windows, but Linux has never been that bad.
  • Eric Cholico
    Eric Cholico 4 дня назад @flutterbrony Oh, that's why, I was so confused, cuz I've never had to do that, but I've only ever used Ubuntu, Debian, and Mint, so that explains why
  • Eric Cholico
    Eric Cholico 4 дня назад @ko x Nah, the process is just paused. As long as you don't accidentally boot into Windows and abort during the update, you should be fine. You can just boot into another OS, then shutdown and boot into Windows when you're ready, the updates will finish, and it'll all be fine :D
  • Eric Cholico
    Eric Cholico 4 дня назад Why is this a mood though, I had to restart to finish updates in linux mint, but instead of finishing the updates, I booted into Ubuntu
  • Chu Mạnh Bảo
    Chu Mạnh Bảo 5 дней назад (изменено) @Conrad Bate you're talking about server right? Normally when you install OS even mininal setting, there is OpenSSH already installed and enabled by default. And even when you disable it, you can just request KVM/plug in console/monitor and turn it on. Sorry about my english.
  • Quasar119
    Quasar119 6 дней назад Lol, I have done this exact thing before XD
  • Uknown ID
    Uknown ID Неделю назад oooooooooohhhhhhhhhh!!!!
  • flutterbrony
    flutterbrony Неделю назад @Steve Whitlock And I have far more problems with windows updates (especially 10) than linux. A windows update broke my ssd, I had to buy another one.. I put linux on it, and never had any more issue on that laptop. I also have on another laptop (windows 7) the windows update that took 100% of on core of my cpu every time. Then one day, the update totally broke the windows 7 install, and I had to install it again.. The only two problem I had with linux updates was because of space missing for the update, and on a computer I had 20 years ago, because it didn't have enough inodes to writes a new kernel with the drivers
  • Steve Whitlock
    Steve Whitlock Неделю назад (изменено) I've had far more problems with updates on Linux then I ever had on Windows
  • flutterbrony
    flutterbrony Неделю назад @Conrad Bate On the Cent OS/Fedora/Red Hat, I agree, but in Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, it's already enabled most of the time like on windows
  • Juri Wolkow
    Juri Wolkow Неделю назад hahaha, that's exactly what I did, and I don't regret it!
  • thegeorgezila
    thegeorgezila 2 недели назад @Conrad Bate, Ah, I see the problem here. This is a place where the conversation is about desktop Linux usage. And your comment wasn't. Until this comment, you made no reference to servers. In that context, yes you are correct. And I now agree with all that you said.
  • Conrad Bate
    Conrad Bate 2 недели назад @thegeorgezila I think you might be a lot less experienced with Linux than you realise. I've worked with CentOS, Ububtu, OpenSuse, Debian, Mint and run dozens of servers commercially.. and "enabling" services that other SYSADMINS never bothered to do is probably at the top of my list of incredibly annoying, sometimes almost impossible to diagnose environment issues. You can deny it and swear.. and rant...but it doesn't change the fact I have gone into offices of 12 Linux Desktop staff and witnessed countless staff repeatedly forget to do this on servers. Even on ssh. Let alone MySQL or PHP. And it happened because they don't bounce their server /machine and check EVERYTHING. That's a entire step you never have to do on windows. So Linux people don't. So it causes ENORNOUS fail.
  • thegeorgezila
    thegeorgezila 2 недели назад @Conrad Bate, Welcome to my reply that I mentioned in your first comment. And let my start with ...... BULLSHIT! On most "modern distros" ..... No "sudo". No "service start/enable". No CLI Voodoo needed! No apt install or yum install (or equivalent ). Simply go to the Services Manager ( it's an effing GUI ), scroll down, select the "service" you need, click 3 buttons and you're done. Close the Services Manager and enjoy. No need to restart ( with a few exceptions ), the service is already started. No need to "diagnose" and no effing "million years". " ... apt install or yum install (or equivalent) ... " Or you could, you know, use the package manager. Or "one click install". Or even the software manager. You know, the easy way. Yes, yes, sometimes you may, and I stress may, need to use the terminal. BUT, if you can read, and know how to "cut and paste", it's actually very easy. Stop spreading FUD! If you don't know what you are talking about, then please STFU. Have a nice day! :)
  • thegeorgezila
    thegeorgezila 2 недели назад @Conrad Bate, Okay I won't say it doesn't happen. What I will say is .............. BULLSHIT! And then let you read my reply to another comment that you made. Have a nice day.
  • 77seban
    77seban 3 недели назад @bdf2718 just saying w10 updates long time might be less then 2h but in linux much shorter :-)
  • bdf2718
    bdf2718 3 недели назад @77seban Windows 10 updates in 2h. Then decides it didn't like what it did. And tries to update again. And again. And again. And again. Until your data cap kicks in. Yes, I've tried all the tricks I can find on google. None of them fixed it.
  • Patrick Glaser
    Patrick Glaser 3 недели назад @OrdinaryGamer ended up having to retry the update, relatively minor but time consuming
  • OrdinaryGamer
    OrdinaryGamer 3 недели назад @Patrick Glaser Oh, oof
  • Patrick Glaser
    Patrick Glaser 3 недели назад @OrdinaryGamer well... there was this one time where rebooting into linux instead of win10 borked my update
  • 77seban
    77seban 3 недели назад Linux update few sec Windows update 2h
  • Old Man with the Pale Eye and the Screaming Ear
    Old Man with the Pale Eye and the Screaming Ear 1 месяц назад @ko x Bricked? I've done that a million times. It just pauses and once you come back to Windows, it'll finish normally. Heck, even if you do mess it up on purpose, there are multiple layers of fixing it before you're actually screwed.
  • Patrick Glaser
    Patrick Glaser 1 месяц назад @Eon Holt dual boot
  • OrdinaryGamer
    OrdinaryGamer 1 месяц назад No, it just pauses the process.
  • ko x
    ko x 1 месяц назад Congratulations! You've bricked your entire Windows 10!
  • Conrad Bate
    Conrad Bate 1 месяц назад @Eon Holt the normal mode in most linix distros is apt install or yum install (or equivalent) THEN "service ABC start" THEN "service ABC enable" if you forget the last bit you'll never diagnose it in a million years when u restart..
  • Eon Holt
    Eon Holt 1 месяц назад @Conrad Bate Please explain as I am confused.
  • Conrad Bate
    Conrad Bate 1 месяц назад ....Unless you forgot to 'service enable ssh' (or equivalent) so when you do reboot it doesn't come up etc etc.. don't say it doesnt happen
  • Brisoka
    Brisoka 1 месяц назад xDD
  • piyush
    piyush 1 месяц назад Windows thinks backwards so they use backslash, rest of the world uses forward slash.
  • Ped-Away-G
    Ped-Away-G 4 дня назад LOL
  • Jacob F
    Jacob F 5 дней назад So true...
  • FranchuFranchu
    FranchuFranchu 5 дней назад similar to imperial
  • Dino Spumoni
    Dino Spumoni 5 дней назад I have no idea if this was the intention behind it, but it seems a possible reason for Windows using backslash for file systems is to differentiate it from http URLs.
  • pcuser80
    pcuser80 2 недели назад Why backslash? Simple MS in the days with MSDOS does not want to interfere with AT&T Unix(copyright), thus the path separator became \ Instead of /.
  • Jonathan Sturm
    Jonathan Sturm 1 месяц назад The use of backslashes goes back to DEC TOPS-10 the operating system that ran on DEC PDP-10 mainframes. They first appeared in 1966. Bill Gates and Paul Allen would have learnt computing on TOPS-10 where you will find not just backslashes, but also colons after drive names and three character extensions on filenames such as .EXE for executable files. Unix arrived on the scene in 1969 and was initially a single user OS unlike TOPS-10 which was a multi-user, time-sharing OS. I have no idea why Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie et alia decided to use the forward slash instead. Nor, I suspect does anyone else. So, Windows' roots go back further than Unix. BillG wanted to introduce the forward slash into PC/MS DOS 2.0, but IBM flatly rejected the change in order to maintain compatibility with PC DOS 1. I suspect BillG wanted to make the change in DOS would be compatible with Xenix, a *nix that MS owned back in those days, but memory grows dim and I can't be arsed looking for evidence.
  • CD27
    CD27 1 месяц назад (изменено) I dual boot Windows and Linux and this is the only time I notice I was unconsciously using forward slash on Linux and backslash on Windows.
  • Corvus
    Corvus 1 месяц назад napalm We were taught foreslash and backslash, along with octothrope. I always specify it 👍🏼😄
  • Josh
    Josh 1 месяц назад @Tyee Cambrón Easy way to remember: if the slash is a tree, a forward slash falls forward in the reading line, a backslash falls backwards toward the beginning of the line. Think of the tree falling forward or backwards and you will get this right every time.
  • Chris Stroh
    Chris Stroh 1 месяц назад Lmao! Web is ran by Unix servers lol.
  • OrdinaryGamer
    OrdinaryGamer 1 месяц назад bass ackwards
  • napalm
    napalm 1 месяц назад There's no such thing as 'forward' slash. There is only slash and backslash. ;-)
  • Toto Ze
    Toto Ze 1 месяц назад (изменено) No they use forward slashs because backslash followed by a letter mean text formating options like a new line or a tab
  • The Gizmo
    The Gizmo 1 месяц назад Windows actually doesn't care if you use forward or backslashes, you can even mix them like "cd C:/Users\MyUser".
  • voteDC
    voteDC 1 месяц назад The weird thing is that when I hand write a forward of backward slash I do both of them in a forward motion. It's something I'd never thought about until this video.
  • Steve Mannering
    Steve Mannering 1 месяц назад Oh so that's why it's http:// and not http:\\
  • Tyee Cambrón
    Tyee Cambrón 1 месяц назад (изменено) Edit:::: omg I am totally wrong... Old post: [WRONG ANSWER]Is this a Mandela effect? Windows uses \ which is forward slash. Linux/Unix uses / which is backslash.[/WRONG ANSWER]… Because I always called a / as a slash. And if I talked about windows, well I just said "that dash-slash above the return button".
  • The Sun
    The Sun 1 месяц назад very true. lol
  • Ginger Kitty Project
    Ginger Kitty Project 1 месяц назад Lord Darth Cat Vader imperial march sounding... 🤗😋
  • Person
    Person 1 месяц назад /music plays