[rescue] NeXTSTEP or OPENSTEP?

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Sun Aug 10 21:48:49 CDT 2014

On August 10, 2014 1:26:36 PM EDT, adh at an.bradford.ma.us wrote:
>" From: "Carl R. Friend" <crfriend at rcn.com>
>" [] 
>"     NT4 (XP) was better, NT5 (Win2000) better still,
>you must have that backwards - w2k came before xp
>" and now that
>" we're at NT6 (Win 7) the kernel is stabilising out very, very,
>" nicely (in the same vein in that VMS was trouble until it got up
>" into the mid 5s).
>but -- i can leave my xp notebook on for weeks without problems,
>though firefox memory leaks demand a kill and restart every once in a
>while.  my gf's w7 notebook suffers from what i'm guessing are kernel
>memory leaks, because only a restart will reclaim the memory, and it
>needs them weekly or so.  and this is not running as an admin.
>i conjecture it's down to xp embedded, which -has- to run and run and
>run, and memory leaks are not tolerable.
>Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
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I wonder if the w7 laptop has leaky drivers installed. I have some w7 machine that will run for many weeks between restarts.

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