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Old 29th May 2004, 06:35 PM   #11
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hehe, true indeed, but I'll stick with my SGI and my Sun's

sberube@ghoul$ uptime
12:29pm up 225 days, 16:53, 2 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
Of course I could live with Irix - a lovely gal...
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Old 31st May 2004, 01:09 AM   #12
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well, I'm not surprised :-)


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Old 31st May 2004, 01:21 AM   #13
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Nice catch, TNT.

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Old 31st May 2004, 12:06 PM   #14
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Tnx ;-)

It's quite an impressive figure anyway actually - I suppose it is not easy for any OS to stay online even if You don't do anything.

Not that I have had the chance to try for several 100 days - I need my OSX comp - everyday !

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Old 31st May 2004, 01:05 PM   #15
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hehe, don't do anything is pretty far from the reality...

This box is a sun Ultra1 and is my internet gateway as well as my mail server, webserver, DNS server, dhcp server, file server (samba as well as nfs), router between my DMZs and mysql server. With the right software and the right configuration and good performance tunning, there's no reason for this box to be having a hard time... Of course, 10 years experience managing unix systems might help a bit

Oh, and BTW, I have some boxes at work (RS/6000 and Sun) that have been up over 500 days... And my all time record was a sparc classic running sparc linux RH 4.3) that rolled the counter (/proc/uptime) having gone over 630+ days up

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Old 31st May 2004, 04:35 PM   #16
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I would agree that using windows has become impossible. It's a unbearable monster with all the viruses, spyware, all the startup programs that do absolutely nothing useful but crudding up your system.
You're still not using it right. And improper use leads to crashes as mentioned above. Go to windowsupdate.com and load every critical update you can find, install a firewall (ZoneAlarm I suppose, I wouldn't know because I'm sitting behind a hardware firewall that ownz any software one) and get SpyBot Search and Destroy. Clean up the crap, immunize and update the HOSTS file. Change settings in IE and OE to tighten security (anyone who doesn't go right to Settings and set up a program before using it is a plain and simple dumbass, FYI) and you're pretty much done. You'll probably need an antivirus to clean up any already on your computer.

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Old 31st May 2004, 04:45 PM   #17
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THis is why i like mac osx. Why several reason's.. FIrst..

Why should any one buy a pc and have to install a second firewall software to protect it.
why should we install av software that slows the computer down and half the time either frezes or doesnt work good.
if you had a brand new pc right out of the box last year you had to get a hard ware firewall so that way when you plugged it directly into the net or go onto the net it got a virus right away.

Why should any one want to run a pc any more.. It is just stupid.

Get a mac or another unix/linux os. Windows is so pathetic. This is why i switched..

yes i know there are lots of you that use windows and don't have problems but 80% of the world are retards and open attachments and click on almost any thing.

One and one more thing.. spy ware.. this is stupid you cant even cheack your hotmail / email with out getting a piece of spy ware.. Gesh. getting pretty bad don't you think guy's
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Old 31st May 2004, 04:45 PM   #18
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What Sch3mat1c said.

The key to running windoze is monk-like
simplicity.

Start with a clean install, install updates,
anti-virus, ZoneAlarm, drivers, configuration,
and the bare minimum of programs that
you really need.

Then back up your pristine system with
something like Norton Ghost.

Then, if you install a game or something,
when you are done never uninstall.
Instead just restore from your earlier
pristine version of windows.

As I make necessary updates, etc,
I save newer versions of my "clean"
system.

Then if anything ever goes wrong,
I don't troublshoot. I just restore from
my saved version. And, in five minutes,
I have a happy system again.

Life is good.

Best,

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Old 31st May 2004, 05:31 PM   #19
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What Sch3mat1c said.

The key to running windoze is monk-like
simplicity.

Start with a clean install, install updates,
anti-virus, ZoneAlarm, drivers, configuration,
and the bare minimum of programs that
you really need.

Then back up your pristine system with
something like Norton Ghost.

Then, if you install a game or something,
when you are done never uninstall.
Instead just restore from your earlier
pristine version of windows.

As I make necessary updates, etc,
I save newer versions of my "clean"
system.

Then if anything ever goes wrong,
I don't troublshoot. I just restore from
my saved version. And, in five minutes,
I have a happy system again.

Life is good.

Best,

George Ferguson
Ya see, that's exactly why the only reason I have a PC running windoze is for cutting DVDs (software under linux isn't quite there yet) I don't have to re-install every 3 to 6 months, I don't get spyware and such on my system every single web page I visit or software I download, and when I change a setting on my system, it actually does what I tell it to do (as opposed to what it thinks I'm trying to do). Bottom line is that windoze thinks your an idiot and tries to do things for you. Other OSes do what you tell them to do. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Old 31st May 2004, 06:18 PM   #20
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While I am no fan of microsloth I have been running xp since it came out and I have had no worm, virus or instability problems. I am on broadband behind a router so far....no problems.

When I find a version of Linux that installs/runs properly on my white box hardware (6 desktops on the LAN) I will be very happy to leave microsloth and xp behind but so far I have found Linux to be difficult to install and when it does install it seems to have lots of problems and is terribly slow.

So far I've used Mandrake, SuSE & Red Hat (Ver 9.0) and I am not pleased with any of it.

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