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Windows Stability
by Nex6 on Sun 31st Jul 2005 05:35 UTC
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2005-07-06

it bogs my mind how people, supposidly "techs or geeks"
post idoitic comments like windows 2k/XP is unstable which is complete hogwash.

windows lost all its unstable roots with win98, the NT/2k/XP/2k3 is very stable.

i admin both windows and Linux machines and i say use the
right tool/OS for the job. period.

weather its Win or lin. does not matter and to 'use' Linux just because u hate MS and not for good solid reaseons is stupid.


reality for the corprate desktop is far More complex then just throwing out a base linux install, and a few scripts to manage them.

a windows 2000/2003 AD with GPO's vbs logon scripts.
sysprep universal images, set up correctly
really is far head of linux, and if you can setup

something close it would require a pretty high skillset and that very few really have.


i have a standard win2k image rolled across 1000's of desktops and i dont see the 'unstable" issues, and even
virus are under control,


sheesh


amatures...



-Nex6

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RE: Windows Stability
by on Sun 31st Jul 2005 06:48 in reply to "Windows Stability"
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exactly!

I may use FreeBSD as my desktop OS at home, but that doesnt mean its the "correct choice" for my next-door neighbor. Windows can campaign all they want, GPL's and BSD licenses can be pushed in as many faces as they can find, it's about prefrences through personal experiences. If there was something I needed done that I could only get through a different OS then what I run now, then I would be running it.

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RE: Windows Stability
by archiesteel on Sun 31st Jul 2005 17:24 in reply to "Windows Stability"
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2005-07-02

it bogs my mind how people, supposidly "techs or geeks"
post idoitic comments like windows 2k/XP is unstable which is complete hogwash.


Bad video drivers notwithstanding, of course. I could crash my Windows 2K computer at home on command, simply by starting Half-Life then pausing twice. The second time I'd pause, the computer would spontaneously reboot.

a windows 2000/2003 AD with GPO's vbs logon scripts.
sysprep universal images, set up correctly
really is far head of linux, and if you can setup something close it would require a pretty high skillset and that very few really have.


Well, it takes Windows skills to set it up too...of course, if you want the exact same setup in all respects for Linux, then it's going to be difficult - different OS, different ways of doing things. But you could have a Linux setup that achieves similar goals without too much trouble, it seems - and then it'd be difficult to setup a Windows setup so that it would behave identically to the Linux one.

It seems that despite your assurances that you use both systems, you're still a little biased towards one...typical.

"Yeah, I use both, but Windows is better, so trust my judgement!"

Rrrrright...

Laporte is right about the bitrot, too - at least for workstations. Compare a fresh install with one that's been going on for two years, with lots of installs/uninstalls. There's a definite performance hit. This is most obvious in home desktops, where people install all kinds of crap...however, you don't see that phenomenon on Linux or OSX workstations.

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RE: Windows Stability
by matthew_i on Sun 31st Jul 2005 21:26 in reply to "Windows Stability"
matthew_i Member since:
2005-07-14

it bogs my mind how people, supposidly "techs or geeks"
post idoitic comments like windows 2k/XP is unstable which is complete hogwash.

windows lost all its unstable roots with win98, the NT/2k/XP/2k3 is very stable.


I agree that Windows XP and such are much more stable than older versions of windows, but you cannot deny that unless you are using some kind of system imaging software (home users are not), windows becomes unstable over time.

Every home user who I meet want's me to fix their broken windows xp computer. Why cause they have had it for a few months or years, and now it is unstable. This may not happen in your controled cooperate environment, but it sure does happen at home.

reality for the corprate desktop is far More complex then just throwing out a base linux install, and a few scripts to manage them.

a windows 2000/2003 AD with GPO's vbs logon scripts.
sysprep universal images, set up correctly
really is far head of linux, and if you can setup

something close it would require a pretty high skillset and that very few really have.


Active Directory and simular things can be done with open source software and linux. Aso for universal images, see the linux terminal server project. This is different, but you can get the same effect. I know you cannot do exactly what you do with windows, in Linux, but it is by no means disabled or un capable.

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