[rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.

Dave McGuire rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 13 18:15:41 CDT 2001

On June 13, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
> OK, I can't quote anyone specific for NT achieving that uptime.  I've
> heard people claim it, but I'm not going to take the time to find a
> reference.  I do know that for several years now (and this is easy to find
> references to) there have been companies guaranteeing uptimes upwards of
> 99.99% uptime.  Now, if they can guarantee that in a bad case, then
> average or good cases for those companies should easily exceed 2 years.

  Not meaning to gang up on you, Josh...but...

  These sorts of rumors are often started by Microsoft in one way or
another.  For example...know how IE got where it is stats-wise?  IE
prior to version 4 sent every HTTP request TWICE.  Microsoft called it
a "bug"...a "simple oversight"...that JUST HAPPENED to DOUBLE the
apparent number of people using IE.

       -Dave McGuire

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