Re: win95 perscription: 50mg of reboot daily (was Re: DESgui 1.2?)

Micah Anderson (
Wed, 21 May 1997 11:45:19 -0700 (PDT)

> UNIX (in general) 9 (reboot very seldom)
> OS/2 8 (reboot every week or two)
> NT 6 (reboot every few days)
> Win95 4 (reboot daily)
> Win3.1 2 (reboot 3-4 times a day)

I would have to argue for Unix to be a 10 - I've got three unix machines
that have been up for over a year without problems. It is not possible to
have memory leaks that cause the system to become stable because of the
protected memory model of the unix OS. I've got an intel box running unix
(one BSDI, one linux actually) and I can't remember the last time they
were rebooted, hung or had problems. The Sparc that I am on now has been
up for 30 days, the only reason it was down 30 days ago was to put more
memory in it.


Micah Johan Eckman Anderson
Sr. Systems Administrator 1-888-614-3709
Schmidt Mead Media, Inc.