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Re: [vox] One more reason to prefer Linux...



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 reboot.

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Don Werve (Unix Sys Admin) | Email: donw AT agentsix DOT net

"Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action
has magic, grace and power in it." -- Goethe
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