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[luga] Linux Newsletter #8 (fwd)



Hallo,

ein Auszug aus dem WGS-Newsletter #8 (WGS-Homepage unter http://www.wgs.com/).
Glaube, dass genau das der Punkt ist: Wenn man beweisen will, dass M$ Schrott
ist, muss man als erstes zeigen, dass es NICHT selbstverstaendlich ist, dass
PCs unter (nicht *nix) ein oder mehrmals taeglich abstuerzen, was ja von vielen
DAUs schon fast als ein Feature angesehen wird :-).

Michl

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> 2. Why Linux:  A regular column giving various aspects of why Linux is 
>                 so valuable. We welcome reader submissions for this column.
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> Lockups - Should you tolerate them?         Author: Mark Bolzern
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> Something struck me as I was reading about the Pathfinder mission 
> to Mars, in the July 6, 1997 issue of the Denver Post.
> (URL http://www.denverpost.com )  
> 
> The Pathfinder team had a major scare when they found they could not 
> properly communicate with the rover vehicle.  
> 
> It seems that a power reset solved the problem.  Had they not been 
> able to get past this problem, the mission would have had to be 
> considered a failure, despite their phenomenal accuracy in landing 
> the Pathfinder craft.  
> 
> Near the end of the article there was a quote from one of the team 
> named Wallace (no first name was given).  The quote went like this: 
> "It is just like having your screen lock up on you when you are using 
> Microsoft Word or something. You've got to hit the reset button."
> 
> Everyone who uses a PC can understand that analogy - but why?
> Why is the PC lockup experience so universal? Why does the world 
> accept, and even expect mediocrity from hardware and software?  
> It's especially absurd when you consider that Unix and Linux systems, 
> even running as servers with hundreds of simultaneous users, can run 
> flawlessly for years, shutting down only for scheduled upgrades and 
> power failures!  
> 
> If the Pathfinder mission (which used neither Linux nor Microsoft 
> software) had been scrubbed, then it would have been a waste of many 
> millions of dollars... but isn't your time worth something too?  
> 
> Why should you be willing to put up with lockups in word processing 
> software, or in the operating environment underneath?  When you've 
> put your time and effort into creating documents or files, isn't 
> their loss as much a waste as an unresolvable lockup on Mars might 
> have been?
> 
> This mission to Mars is very exciting, and you can look up additional 
> information regarding Pathfinder and Rover at http://www.mars.ucar.edu
> 
> Lockup-free computing? It is not too much to expect! Linux CAN deliver.
> 
> Help us prove it by writing to wgsnews@wgs.com. Let us know what you 
> use your Linux system for, and tell us how long it has been lockup-free!
> No one under 3 months need apply.  We may use your stories in future 
> issues of the Linux Newsletter.  For those who's stories we use, we 
> offer a reward of $25 off your next purchase at the Linux Mall!
> 
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