Nuke Redmond!

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Fri Jan 12 13:16:39 2001

On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Richard Erlacher wrote:

> Moreover, I have had a couple of Windows machines (still have one, the other
> went with my elder son) that seldom if ever have to be restarted. Of
> course, they're portables, so the hardware environment is much better
> controlled than in a desktop, and the inherent limitations mitigate the risk
> of unfavorable hardware/software interactions.

I buy nothing but Dell now, a good system that is as tightly integrated
with Windows as any machine out there. I have one at home, and one at the
office. Yet I have to reboot each on average once a week.

> and bought concurrently with much earlier versions of the OS. My brief
> encounter with UNIX systems (SUN) taught me that in order to have a
> functional system, the system has to be rebuilt every time there's a new
> module installed, AND all the software needs to be revised. That means
> about 6 weeks of downtime every time anything is revised, be it a serial
> port driver or an application patch. To have the system "up" most of the


Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger
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