Nuke Redmond!

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Fri Jan 12 17:55:05 2001

I don't know what that says about DELL. My Winbook ran for over a year
without ever being shut down. Its main purpose was to serve as the comm
station while my modem was on load to my mother. Unfortunately, I'm still
waiting for the replacement battery, since I ruined the battery in the

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sellam Ismail" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 12:16 PM
Subject: Re: Nuke Redmond!

> On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Richard Erlacher wrote:
> > Moreover, I have had a couple of Windows machines (still have one, the
> > 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
> > 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
> Bullshit.
> Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer
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> International Man of Intrigue and Danger
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