Linked by David Adams on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 15:55 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Windows By all early reports, Windows 8 is going to be a good operating system. Microsoft's hegemony may be crumbling in a mobile computing onslaught, but its core empire remains undimmed. However, whereas Windows 7 had three versions, Windows 8 will apparently be ballooning to 9 versions.
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RE[3]: Dun' matter.
by Neolander on Sun 4th Mar 2012 07:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Dun' matter."
Neolander
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Causing a situation were a user has to force power cycle the system on a regular basis can't be too good for the long term reliability of that system. I know NTFS has journaling... but I just would not be surprised if that would cause problem if you did it all the time.

Actually, I'm not sure that NTFS has journaling of both metadata and file contents, as can be seen on Ext3 as an example.

The only things which are mentioned on NTFS' wikipedia page are metadata journaling and an optional atomic transaction feature that must be explicitly supported by software (read : used by nothing but a few core Windows services).

If this is all there is to NTFS journaling, then the contents of regular files will still likely end up badly botched after repeated power cycles. As an example, a friend who frequently experiences power outages recently encountered some weird problems with his web browser, which I suspect was caused by a corrupt cache that contained incorrect URLs since wiping browser caches solved the problem.

Edited 2012-03-04 07:52 UTC

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