OT: I hate software not asking me for the installation path [Software]

posted by PharmCat  – Russia, 2019-12-02 17:29 (502 d 18:34 ago) – Posting: # 20907
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(edited by PharmCat on 2019-12-02 17:53)

» Bad luck with Atom. Ended up in c:\Users\{user}\AppData\Local\atom and glued an icon/link on my desktop. Now I have another 850 MiB (7,988 files in 3,982 folders) on my system disk. 😡

Hi Helmut,

My apologies - I did not pay attention to it. 😓 Recently, on Windows machines, there has been a tendency to install software in user directories. I am saddened by this too. And there is no such problems with Linux.

Atom ZIP version could be installed, but in this situation automatically update makes copy in your User directory :angry:

Another way - make a symlink - discussion here.

Other way is to use other IDE: Julia extension for Visual Studio Code or IntelliJ IDEA.

» Already Julia gave me the creeps. Though installed on my second disk, I have 221 MiB (24,769 files in 8,951 folders) in c:\Users\{user}\.julia

There are some headache with changing dafault package directory and working directory in Windows, some discussion here and here. 🤬

One of the best way - to make computation Linux server with Julia and call remote execution from Atom or other IDE. 🤓

P.S. Just to sweeten the pot - Atom can be used with R and Pyton 🙀

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