[kwlug-disc] Is MS humbling down?

Chris Bruner cbruner at quadro.net
Sat Aug 15 01:01:36 EDT 2009

> We had the same experience year's ago except it was 8 hours and multiple 
> reboots to install a Windows server but 1 hour and 1 reboot on the same 
> hardware for Linux. Both server systems installed with similar services.
> It is easier if you use the vendor supplied image that came with the 
> notebook which includes all the drivers, but it still takes several 
> reboots and longer than 45 minutes.
Not to mention the "enhancements". I just spent the better part of 2 
weeks with a fellow who was not for the life of him be able to get a 
full report from a cgi on a windows server. I tried recompiling code, 
deleting files configuration files, rebuilding configuration files, 
anything I could think of.

Suggested tonight that maybe the faulty configuration file was stuck in 
memory. Sure enough, rebooting loaded the right one in. I guess reading 
a file for a cgi-bin would take too much time.

I've never had this sort of problem with Linux. It makes me wonder what 
happens when there is a data update. Are the new reports going to have 
old data?  I know the code opened the file, read the values, closed the 
file.  Bloody waste of time.

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