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Old 03-17-2005, 01:19 PM   #1
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linux + rebooting = null;

i read on here little while ago that one persons complaint about M$ was the need for so many reboots, whether because of uptime and instability, or installing programs.

how come linux doesnt have to reboot when you install any program? (besides kernel upgrades apparently)
what is the problem that the M$ gurus had that they couldnt get around this, if any?

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Old 03-17-2005, 01:30 PM   #2
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Probably something to do with everything being built in together.

In windows, everything is built into everything else, for example the X server is built directly into the windows server, whereas in Linux every service is independent of every other one. Thus, when X crashes in linux, that is all which crashes and you can drop back into the shell and restart X.

What are other people's suggestions?
Old 03-17-2005, 01:31 PM   #3
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Under windows, apparently certain modifications to the registry, DLLs, and other common areas require a reboot to be reloaded. Hence: the need for reboots.

Linux has been designed for uptime and stability and has long had the idea of reloading parts of the system without rebooting the whole thing.

Though, the unplanned reboots (aka crashes) under windows are what really got me.
Old 03-17-2005, 01:54 PM   #4
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so i guess all that great integration which M$ developed into xp isnt all that great after all.. although easy to use


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