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Old 26. Jan 2014, 04:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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With no registry, there's not much to clean up.

Still, Linux tends to pollute your hard disk when applications are improperly removed. Unlike Windows, most Linux applications store their settings in hidden files/directories in your home directory. You might want to keep an eye on that.
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Old 26. Jan 2014, 06:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Still, Linux tends to pollute your hard disk when applications are improperly removed.
How would you improperly remove an application?
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Old 27. Jan 2014, 05:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Depends.

Self-compiled applications: "make uninstall" or whatever -> the "dot files/folders" will most likely stay in your ~.

Prepackaged applications: Most of them tend not to purge their garbage either.
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Old 27. Jan 2014, 08:16 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I must have missed out on this potential for trouble then over the years because such leftovers have never caused any issues with my system(s). I appreciate such things might be "there" but best practice suggests to me to leave them alone. Similarly I've never experienced a slow Windows PC that was caused by anything in the registry that using a third party tool could fix. That said I have experienced some serious issues with mostly Windows security software, but the use of a registry cleaner would not have fixed those either. My advice for users of both platforms has always been to leave well alone. If specific issues with software (Linux) do occur, remedial instructions are normally posted in several forums quite quickly so these can be overcome individually without resorting to a blanket solution like BleachBit.
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Old 28. Jan 2014, 03:39 PM   #15 (permalink)
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remedial instructions are normally posted in several forums quite quickly
Usually: "Just delete them."
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