[rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK (NT's do)

Bill Bradford rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Jun 14 09:46:34 CDT 2001

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 10:27:56AM -0400, BSD Bob the old greybeard BSD freak wrote:
> Sadly, my Gateway E4200 NT crate, e.g., the one I was going to load up
> with FreeBSD or Sol8 but which was mandated by the upper powers that be
> to be a ``thou willst run NT on it to be compatible'' kind of thing....
> weeeeellllll, it crashed again, this morning.  Just luv that bluescreen
> de mort....  The hardware is pretty plain jane.  I sense it is the
> software that is the problem.  I don't run the box very hard, except to
> browse a bit and collect departmental mail to me.  It is turned off each
> night and fired up again each morning, almost every day.  

Amazingly, this Compaq Deskpro <something> PIII-600 box here on my desk
at work has *NEVER* crashed.  Was unstable as all hell when I got it 
(old NT4 install) but once I installed win2k after wiping the drives,
its been *great*.  Of course, I only run SSH/IE/eXceed on it (as my
main machine here at the office), and occasional Word / Excel.  9G HD,
128meg RAM.  Shitty onboard video.

The only downtime its had was due to power outages or reboots for 
patches/updates.  I come in in the morning, use it all day, lock the
console when I go home.  I also use it via VNC through the VPN from home.

(this is the machine with the Sun monitor, SGI PS2 keyboard, and 
Microsoft mouse....)


Bill Bradford
mrbill at mrbill.net
Austin, TX

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