I think it's just about partition alignment and block size, to make SSD block erases more efficient. It applies mostly to first-gen SSDs without (or with tiny) DRAM caches, though. Newer SSDs with caches and good controllers benefit little to none from it. Even if you still want to do it, there are guides online that walks you through it step by step using fdisk (for Linux at least).SSD: Improvements to SSD support are small but very significant over Vista. These disks will almost certainly become mainstream pretty soon. Certainly hard drives will stay for a very long time, but I cannot deny the performance improvements of SSDs when taking into consideration that their prices still can, and will, drop considerably.
I LOVE the look and feel of it, too. It can certainly pass for Windows 8 (yes, I have tried Windows 7). Too bad it kept crashing on me, and I had to switch back to my trusty GNOME. I think I tried a pretty early release of KDE 4, though, so it's probably better now.Actually, I was rather impressed with KDE Oxygen, I thought it much better than Windows' Classic, Luna, or Aero theme. But hey, beauty's in the eye of the beholder, eh?
(red mine, bold original)Originally Posted by Elysia
And let me repeat: I am only saying you need to try Linux before passing judgment. You can say, sure Linux looks/is a nice OS, but it's not worth to pay $0 to upgrade to it.