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From: Daniel A. Seagraves <>
Date: Sat Apr 11 09:47:27 1998

[Reliability of Windows NT]

I get to play with NT now, as a part of work...
IT STINKS! I forget who here worked at microsoft, but whomever, PLEASE tell
R&D to find a way to make it require reboots less! Every time I make some minor
change, I have to reboot the server. Thank God it's not production yet!
If this was our dial-in server or something else important, I'd be toast by now.

I call NT One-Eyed-Monster. The story:
Customer calls, "I just built a 95 *monster* computer! I bet I can beat a server!"
Me: "What've you got?"
Customer: "Pentium II!"
Me: "You lose. We have an Alpha. How's it run?"
Cust: "Normal no-eyed-monster."
Me: ??
Cust: "Walks into a wall too often"...

I've come to the conclusion that NT has one eye, it knows where it's headed,
but it still walks into a wall too often...

[And to make it relevant...]
Once the NCR SCSI driver for NetBSD is finished, (It's currently PIO-Only)
I have a MicroVAX 3100 running NetBSD. Will that do as a server?
It's up as long as I keep it up (24-7-365?) at the fast end of a T-1...
Received on Sat Apr 11 1998 - 09:47:27 BST

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