[FoRK] A thought on Design and Quality

Bill Kearney wkearney99 at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 7 05:53:29 PDT 2009


> How about a system you never have to reboot? It's interesting
> what passes for progress these days (almost 2010): weekly
> patches in >0.1 GByte range, and weekly system restarts.
> I used to have monthly restarts about a decade ago, many years
> on servers, and VMS had an uptime well in excess of a decade.

Which has no real comparison to the number of tasks and applications a 
current OS is likely to be running.

Whether or not they /need/ to be able to run all that is an entirely 
different question... 



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