[mythtv-users] Disk Space UI
stevehodge at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 05:15:21 UTC 2008
On Jan 16, 2008 6:02 PM, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> On Jan 15, 2008, at 8:41 PM, Steve Hodge wrote:
> On Jan 16, 2008 4:37 PM, Phil Bridges <gravityhammer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Jan 15, 2008 10:24 PM, Bryan Murphy <bryan.murphy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On Jan 15, 2008 9:17 PM, Phil Bridges < gravityhammer at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > > She can't click through Information Center -> System Status ->
> > Machine
> > > > Status? That tells you approximately how much free space (in time)
> > > > you have left.
> > >
> > > Spoken by a true Linux geek. Honestly, no she can't, nor would I
> > expect her to.
> > You can expect her to navigate the menus to set up programming
> > schedules, but can't expect her to navigate the menus to see how much
> > space is left? Wow.
> Casual users only learn the stuff they need. They can and will learn very
> complex and unintuitive procedures if they need to. She needs to be able to
> set schedule so she has learned how to do that. But she has no interest or
> need to know how to monitor disk space. So, yes, navigating a couple of
> levels of menus is too much to ask in this case. Asking her to do anything
> at all to monitor the health of the system is probably too much to ask,
> frankly. The system has to notify her when it needs attention.
> Please, please, please add a hard drive. Anywhere on your network. You'll
> be sorry you didn't when Oprah gets expired because you were too cheap to
> add a drive.
Adding a drive is probably the easiest solution. It's what I do when I run
out of room.
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