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Re: ls Question + bug?

On Tue, Apr 01, 2003 at 07:10:07AM -0800, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> Thorsten,
> At 06:42 2003-04-01, you wrote:
> >* Hannu E K Nevalainen (garbage mail) (03-04-01 11:30 +0100)
> >>>
> >
> >> IMO the sense of it is still there, even in NT. Can't tell about XP - 
> >but I
> >> would be surprised if the changes were that many.
> >
> >XP is the first rocksolid Windows OS.
> Hardly.
> NT 4 and 2000 have always been perfectly stable and reliable for me, 
> running for days and weeks on end without trouble. They have additional 
> (subjective) benefit of not having garish, cartoonish GUIs, though 2K 
> shows some tendencies. Fortunately, most of the silly stuff can be turned 
> off.

NT4, 2000 and XP are all moderately stable, but none of them is what I
would call "rock solid".  I've only had XP for less than a month, but
I've hung the OS several times, and hung Explorer, which is really
interesting.  It's certainly possible to do this with NT and 2K also.

I don't consider any of these to be nearly as robust as *any* of the
*nix systems I'm familiar with, including IRIX, Solaris, and DEC Ultrix.

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