<CT> Re: OT: Win* stability

  • From: John P Lane <jawpaul@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 10:53:14 -0500

Also my expierience is that:
Dos will run for seemingly forever.(I wtill have a 286 @ 12Mhz that is
running right now & has had no hardware failures except for a 3.5" floppy
drive that went bad) Currently it has been running straight for at least
a week.
Windows 3.1 rarely locks up but the system resources run low after a
while of constant running. So it has to be rebooted every few days.
Windows 95 will lock-up more often than win 3.1 but it's system resources
will not disapear as quick. I would say I could run it a weeek before it
& then theres Windows 98se posibly the most crash prone os I have ever
used. Although that may be because I put a lot more stress on the comp
with 98se. It does good if it will run for 24hours without locking up or
needing to be rebooted. Realy makes me mad.
LinuxI never have used linux but I have been temted to install it on my
Pentium 120 with 16mb of ram but I dont know how fast it would be the
dificuly etc. The only real reason I would install linux would be touse
that computer as a file server.
On Tue, 19 Dec 2000 <vakko@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> My experience:
> DOS - will run "forever"
> Win3.x - can be run ~48 hours, with gentle treatment.
>          Recommend daily cycling.
> Win95 - CAN be run a full week.. just don't expect it.
>         (I should note I do a LOT of 16bit DOS-box work
>          with this, yet need 95 for the job, so take that
>          into account.)
> W2k - Hasn't crashed on me yet, have had 30+ runtimes, not
>       longer due to my needing to change hardware, etc.
> Linux - saw it "crash" a couple times..always due to
>         hardware issues.
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