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Ubuntu On The Road To Bloat

“I boot my Ubuntu laptop and log in. Shortly after logging in,
the IO onslaught begins. I open up a terminal and ‘top’ exposes the
offender ‘trackerd’. I begin the motion to kill it. This is a
familiar sequence for me, something I have done every day since,
well, so long ago I can’t remember the exact day I started doing
it. A few weeks, at least. Today I hesitate. I have been impatient,
unforgiving, and dismissive of Tracker–the application ‘trackerd’
serves–because of how it renders my PC unusable. I usually ‘kill’
it so I can resume my daily online routine, but today I decide to
wait it out, to let it run it’s course…”


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