[vox] One more reason to prefer Linux...
donw at agentsix.net
Thu Mar 3 13:33:17 PST 2005
Jeff Newmiller wrote:
> The stability of any computer OS is tightly linked with the stability of
> the privileged code. Windows just happens to have lots of code that runs
> in level 0 privilege that was developed in proprietary software houses
> with a small number of eyeballs looking at it. But not all Linux kernel
> code gets the same number of eyeballs, either... some devices are just too
> new, too complicated, or too rare to garner such attention.
This is true, but Linux gives you USABLE LOGS to figure out where the
problem is when it crashes. Windows' logging system is woefully
inadequate by comparison, and the inability to reference the source when
troubleshooting makes life even more difficult. It's not just that
Linux has a more simple core system, but that it simply provides more
information to the user, period.
When Linux crashes, you scracth your head in puzzlement and investigate.
When Windows crashes, you shrug your shoulders in resignation and
Don Werve (Unix Sys Admin) | Email: donw AT agentsix DOT net
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