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NewsYou can build your own Earth 2.0 with the awesome website 'Earth-like' Pin
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NewsWindows 10 will list unused files and apps you can remove Pin
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One of my early experiences with Linux was to clean the disk of applications I would never use.

Obviously, the system failed within a few days. Non-*nix people would be shocked to learn how many otherwise completely irrelevant tools, libraries and whathaveyou that are expected by, say, installation jobs, and other scripts. Try to remove gcc, because you make no use of c code! Try to argue that you have switched to bash, that's why you removed sh. Try removing unused libraries, the Perl interpreter, or Python. Or ...

If you are lucky, that which you removed will mysteriously be back a few weeks later, especially if it didn't come with the base OS installation. If it was delivered with Linux itself, you can assume that programs using it (without your knowing) will simply take for granted that it is there, and crash if it isn't.

So I have learnt with Linux systems: Don't touch anything that you don't know what is there for! Never assume that you can remove anything, in particular if you did not install it yourself. (Even then, some program installed later could have taken into use the file you had installed, skipping its own installation of the same file, and crash when you remove yours.)

If there is an OS function that provides a written guarantee that a given file can be removed without causing anything else to crash, I might trust it. But a hard life has taught me that e.g. files in the temp directory should not be deleted, but moved to another directory for two weeks first, just in case some application comes back a few days later and expects to find the file it left in the temp dir untouched. (One graphics card driver I had put its .ini files in TEMP!)
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