The Registry vs Text Files

I think of the Windows Registry as the ultimate configuration database thousands upon thousands of entries, very few of which are completely documented, some located on servers and some located on clients. While it is possible to edit Registry entries manually, the fact that one does so using a graphical tool doesn't make the process intuitive. Consider this Windows .NET Server Registry setting In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Management PrefetchParameters, set EnablePrefetcher to 0x00000003 to enable...

Cleaning Up

Once the package is installed, you can do some cleanup to get rid of all the temporary files created during the installation. Some makefiles include rules for deleting all the files that are created during a build, and you can use that option (usually make clean) to return the source directory to its original state. root tedford kdirstat-2.2.0 make clean If you have retained the original source code tarball, it is okay to simply get rid of the entire directory from which you compiled the source...