[rc5] MacOS vs. WinNT stability

G. Armour Van Horn vanhorn at whidbey.net
Wed Jul 30 02:43:18 EDT 1997

At 23:01 29.07.1997, root wrote:
>Brad Spachman wrote:
>> Perhaps one of the reasons that the Mac clients are moving up so quickly in
>> the statistics is that the client is very stable. Rowland's (justified)
>> ravings about the 2.000 client aside, I haven't had the v2 clients crash or
>> misfire in any way on the Mac once since it's release.
>> The P5/6 clients, on the other hand, crash with regularity on my NT boxes
>> with application exception errors. It seems that half of my NT boxes crash
>> each night.
>I think that the stability is related more to the machines than to the
>software. Our w95/nt/os2/linux/solaris/freeBSD clients have so far run
>flawlessly. We have a mix of v1/v2 on all of these including clients
>that are online for 24/7, some dialup boxes, 2 notebooks and some of
>Remi's optimized v1 clients running on w95/nt and we have not heard of
>any problems after the installation and was completed. The only
>frequent prob is users shutting down and then forgetting to restart.
>Here we are with a mere 17(I think) machines running. They range from
>a 486dx2/66, to 3 p133s, 5 p166s, 2 p200s, 1 pp180, 3 pp200s, a 6x86,
>and a sparc box, and we're in the top 100. Heck, when everyone remembers
>to leave it running over the weekend(happened only once so far :( ), we
>get over 4Mkeys/second out of our hodgepodge little team.

I'm getting 2.3Mkeys/second out of my six boxes, but nowhere near the
expected number of blocks completed. The NT machines are rock-solid in the
face of a host of other programs, but the 2.002 client is not staying up
nearly as long as I'd like to see. The Mac clients just keep on trucking.

I'm really looking forward to the specific clients in 2.003, since I have a
Pentium, a Cyrix 6x86, and a PII running NT now, none for 24 hours so far.


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