Re: Linus Torvalds interview
On Fri, Jul 31, 1998 at 12:03:58PM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Ever try replacing a Motherboard on a "win95" system?
Yes. In fact, I swapped machines around the HDs to test a theory of
> That "fabulous, great, decent OS" loses it's mind! You see, all
> information about the hardware is kept in the registry files. When the
> Id's of the old MB (in the registry) don't match the new Id's of the new
> MB, all H-LL breaks loose.
That hell, of course, is that Windows is updating the drivers supplied
by the manufacturer(s) for their motherboard. One reboot is all that is
needed. I know, like I said, I did it. Swapped a whole machine around the
HDs. One machine had Win95 on it, another had Win95 and WinNT.
Am I advocating Windows? No. What I am doing is quelling some serious
> In contrast, Linux boots up without so much as a single hick-up and runs
This is also true since I've does the "swap" of a machine from around a
HD with Linux.
> You are right, the time is irrelevent, however, where is the "peer" review of
> the inner workings of Win95/98? I get extremely irritated when an application
> hoses the whole nine yards and I lose hours of labor to the "blue screen of
> death". I've yet to lose anything within Linux. Apparently, the "Win95
> advocates" think that it is ok for the OS to lock down or freeze. Perhaps they
> are numbed by the inability to fix the problem(s).
Apparently you're doing something wrong. Because this *LINUX* advocate
has a Win95/WinNT machine at home that rivals the uptimes of my Linux box.
I have yet to lose data on that machine because of the OS, same as my Linux
box. In fact, at one time I ran on a single machine OpenDOS, Win95, WinNT,
OS/2 and Linux (Slackware). I had no problems with any of them.
So, no, I don't think it is right that the OS dies unexpectedly. My
experience is different than yours. Wonder why that is? I don't think I am
gifted with any knowledge that you're not.
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