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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
rebooting X.

Anyway.  Rant over.

-- 
Sláinte,
Richard S. Crawford (AIM: Buffalo2K)
http://www.mossroot.com   http://www.stonegoose.com/catseyeview
"We live as though the world were how it should be,
to show it what it can be."
--"Angel", Season 4 ep. 1
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