Subject: Re: Xah Lee's Unixism
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 05:09:24 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.perl.misc,alt.folklore.computers,comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.python,comp.unix.programmer
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John Thingstad <> wrote:
| As you may know XP is not particularly good as a server.
| I would go for some Unix implementation (perhaps free-BSD)
| As a workstation XP seems OK.
| I hear a lot of complaints about XP's stability.
| Since I have not administered a XP network, yet, I cant comment on that.
| But in my personal experience it is a stable system.
| I frequently let my computer run 24 hrs. a day for more than a month  
| without a need to reboot. So for me it is adequate.

*Only* a month?!?  Here's the uptime for one of my FreeBSD boxes
[an old, slow '486]:

    %  uptime
     2:44AM  up 630 days, 21:14, 1 user, load averages: 0.06, 0.02, 0.00

That's over *20* months!!


p.s. I remember the time back in the early 70's (at Emory Univ.) when
we called DEC Field Service to complain that our PDP-10 had an uptime
of over a year. Why were we complaining? Well, that meant that DEC Field
Service had failed to perform scheduled preventive maintenance (which
usually involved at least one power cycle)...  ;-}

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