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Re: Device detection?

Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@debian.org> writes:

   On Sun, Mar 14, 1999 at 05:09:47PM -0500, Ben Pfaff wrote:
   >    checkpointing is needed for lots of apps... it doesn't necessary cause any
   >    thrashing.
   > Good.  It must just be bad Windows implementation, as usual.

   I've been told that it's there because the thing needs to actually give
   the user a full appreciation that YES the machine IS in fact doing
   something.  [...]

When forced to deal with setting up Windows devices (for *other*
people, not me; thankfully this is less and less often these days), I
usually find myself shouting "YES, I *KNOW* that the hard drive is
there, you DON'T NEED to GRIND IT LIKE THAT!" at the machine.  As long
as we avoid that sort of thing, any amount of checkpointing is good
and will make me happy.
"To the engineer, the world is a toy box full of sub-optimized and
 feature-poor toys." --Scott Adams

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