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Old 27. Jun 2010, 04:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,
I was just wondering if there are ccleaner alternatives for ubuntu?
I found a few in the software manager -bleachbit, sweeper, kleansweep to name a few...but I'm not sure if any of them are any good or reliable.
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I have been using BleachBit on Windows, and its working well... I am keeping it. I am sure it will work good on Linux too .
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I have been using BleachBit on Windows, and its working well... I am keeping it. I am sure it will work good on Linux too .
Thanks for mentioning BleachBit, which was originally written for Linux. "The author combined the desire to learn PyGTK with a perceived vacuum in the Linux world for a safe, easy-to-use, powerful cleaning tool, so in a short time he released the first version of BleachBit 0.1.0 in less than two years back." Source: Interview – BleachBit Developer
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Yes, there was lack of a cleaning tool for Linux. No one would have thought of that I think. But BleachBit fills this gap nicely . If you go to its site, you will see how much applications it covers.
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Old 27. Jun 2010, 07:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Never knew about BleachBit, really made a difference on my netbook. Seems much snappier now.
Thanks for the info guys
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Old 27. Jun 2010, 10:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Exclamation As You Rush Out For Bleachbit...

Perhaps a little read is in order, for all who desire the Magic Pill Bleachbit.

As with all these "tools" YMMV

http://lwn.net/Articles/313679/
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I haven't read the above article yet, just the conclusion and headline. It says BleachBit to be registry cleaner in the headline, which Linux certainly does not need. But, BleachBit is not a registry cleaner, but junk cleaner. I see software like CCleaner and BleachBit cleaner as junk cleaners, or software which free up unnecessary disk space... which gets filled up with temporary files etc, as we use our computer per day. These files can get accumulated to be a lot. One system which has not been cleaned once, and connects to the internet on a regular basis, can have a lot of these junk files, even in GBs. I don't know how much of space is used in Linux by these junk files, coz I haven't tried running any such software on Linux yet.

In terms of disk cleaning, and freeing up disk space, CCleaner and BleachBit are very useful.

I do not use registry cleaners, and I am against them. I advise other people too, not to use them. Disk cleaning is another matter, and I recommend it.
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