How Do Different Distros fare against each other in terms of performance ?

The guys at Phoronix have written made an intresting article, comparing the performance of the Asus EEE-PC 901 with its Intel Atom processor Here’s some quotes from the article Late last month we published our preview of the ASUS Eee PC 901 and we shared our plans for a number of benchmarks using this netbook…

Find out how much space each file is occupying

Consider this situation. You want to know much space is available on your hard disk. No big deal, du can tell you the stats. For this open the terminal and type du -h. You will get the required details as below sathya@shaman:~$ du -h /home/sathya/Downloads 35M     /home/sathya/Downloads/kubuntu debs 177M    /home/sathya/Downloads sathya@shaman:~$ du -h /home/sathya/Downloads/kubuntu\ debs/…