Re: when in doubt use brute force
> Simply delete files not needed and
> backup everything you may need in the
> future to an external storage device
> like a tape archiver or a cd-r.
I've seen this recommended by several folks, so don't think I'm singling you out...
Simply archiving and deleting things does not solve the problem, they make it *worse*. How do you find out what the hell you've archived? "Gee, I know John sent me an article he wrote on graphing small population relationships, but which of these 50 CDs or 150 backup tapes did I put that on?"