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

Les rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Jun 14 09:12:28 CDT 2001

I realize that the numbers are only for those who enroll/join whatever
and run the client to support the numbers, but http://www.uptimes.net
shows some fairly interesting O/S stuff. The BSDs do well as does
(And yes, I realize that someone could fudge quite easily)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joshua D. Boyd" <jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu>
To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 9:20 PM
Subject: Re: [rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.

Could be.  For me, I have a hard time keep power running well enough to my
machines.  Longest uptime I had was 6 months, then power outage.
Recently, I got 3 months, then a circuit blew.  If an NT server is
incapable of 2 years, most places locally wouldn't notice unless they had
backup generators installed.

I remeber one place I worked had a minicomputer.  When a black out
hit one day running a process that would really screw things up if it
failed, the sysadmin spent an hour trying to keep the mini up doing silly
things with chained UPSs.

Joshua Boyd

On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, Dave McGuire wrote:

> 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
> > 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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