Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Dec 2005 11:29 UTC
Windows Microsoft is working on a significant new feature for Windows Vista, known as Restart Manager, which is designed to update parts of the operating system or applications without having to reboot the entire machine. "If a part of an application, or the operating system itself, needs to updated, the Installer will call the Restart Manager, which looks to see if it can clear that part of the system so that it can be updated. If it can do that, it does, and that happens without a reboot." And here & here are some more shots of Vista build 5259.
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RE[2]: RE: Re: RE: Re: re: Woo-hoo!
by akro on Fri 2nd Dec 2005 16:17 UTC in reply to "RE: RE: Re: RE: Re: re: Woo-hoo!"
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Excuse me I have installed, manged and configured hundreds of terabytes of storage (disk and tape) in Linux, HP-UX, Windows, Tru-64, Solaris even a little VMS in many different customer environments with many different storage platforms. So far the two best at handling device reconfiguration in the SAN have been Windows and Tru-64. If you have ever worked on an enterprise array and dealt with hundreds of LUN's in a LVM config and have device special files change on you knows UNIX storage can be a bear (especially HP-UX). For the most part windows just works. Now with storport and MPIO Windows is starting to feel much more solid and depndable and seeing much better performance. Is Windows perfect no, is it getting better yes. Do some of the *NIX boxes work better in some cases? Yes they do. Do I care which one I work on, not really unless it's HP-UX then I cringe but thats really because SAN's on HP-UX are quirky.

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