[vox] One more reason to prefer Linux...
micah at cowan.name
Thu Mar 3 10:53:57 PST 2005
Richard S. Crawford wrote:
>For some reason, my computer's GUI crashed at work. Because it's a
>Windows computer, I couldn't do a danged thing unless I rebooted.
>Pressing ctrl+alt+delete brought up the task manager at least, so I could
>do a more or less clean reboot, but still. It was annoying.
>At home I run FC3 with KDE as my window manager. If KDE crashes, I know I
>can restart X by pressing ctrl+alt+backspace, without having to reboot the
>entire computer. Or I can launch a shell and examine the system logs to
>see what happened, and possibly fix whatever configuration setting got
>messed up. With Windows, I could boot into safe mode, but that's no
>guarantee that I'll figure out what happened. But I still have to reboot
>the entire machine and that's a lot more time consuming than just
The exception to this could be if a faulty video driver hung. But of
course, if this happened to Windows, you wouldn't be able to get a task
manager, either. :-)
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