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Old 02-16-2005, 07:17 AM   #61
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Another way to look at stability is to see how long a system lasts for, not just uptime.

Installing, removing, upgrading, downloading and switching off several times a day, i have had my deb box last for months with no space decrease. And its still as fast as the day i installed it.

Any linux box can be left to sit there for 93 days, but package management is the key in a truly stable system.

I have rarely heard of problems using woody or sarge, however ive heard of many problems using portage
 
Old 02-16-2005, 08:23 AM   #62
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Another way to look at stability is to see how long a system lasts for, not just uptime.

Installing, removing, upgrading, downloading and switching off several times a day, i have had my deb box last for months with no space decrease. And its still as fast as the day i installed it.

Any linux box can be left to sit there for 93 days, but package management is the key in a truly stable system.

I have rarely heard of problems using woody or sarge, however ive heard of many problems using portage
As for installing, downloading and all that, this is the only rig I use. I do a LOT of that. Mine is just as fast as it ever was as well. I am also known to install software just to see what it looks like.

As far as portage having problems, it only does what you tell it too. I did make a boo boo a while back but was able to fix it by copying a couple files over, no reboot though. It did what I told it too. I made the mistake, not portage. That is usually the case with problems. If you tell it to remove something without making sure you don't need it, it is the users fault, not portage. Same can be said about updating the config files. It's up to the user to make sure the changes are correct.

Compared to Mandrake, which I have used, and others I have read about, I still prefer Gentoo. It has served me VERY well. I'm sure there are people that have had problems with woody and sarge just like any others. The best thing about Linux, is the choice. We are not stuck with just one like in windoze, well 2 or 3 bad ones anyway.

Later. Gone downloading and surfing again.

 
Old 02-16-2005, 08:48 PM   #63
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The best thing about Linux, is the choice. We are not stuck with just one like in windoze, well 2 or 3 bad ones anyway.
Yeah, MS sucks. Almost as badly as Apple. Apple is pretty stupid with their garbage about, "We support OSS". Yeah, as long as you can take and make it closed source. What kind of fools do they take us for?
 
Old 03-06-2005, 11:54 AM   #64
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What kind of fools do they take us for?


Rich ones mate Apple are extremely expensive here like three time the price but they are a good system for Multimedia.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 11:36 PM   #65
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Yeah but if CNR breaks, you get to keep the pieces.
 
  


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