[rc5] MacOS vs. WinNT stability
random at avara.com
Wed Jul 30 08:49:14 EDT 1997
The comments are in the message...
On Tue, 29 Jul 1997, 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. Hopefully, 2.003 will fix this, but otherwise, I'll just
> restart the crashed clients each morning.
Hmm, odd. I ran the client yesterday on a PII 266, of about 7 hours.
Nothing went wrong for me.. you may wish to run the client with "-test" to
check the client, and make sure it hasn't been damaged. Another problem
might be that NT could be corrupted itself. If at all possible,
re-install NT on one machine, and test to see if the problem is resolved.
> I can't speak to the other clients' stability, but since I haven't seen any
> complaints, I'll assume they're as rock-solid as the Mac.
Well, they are solid... My unix one had been running for 3 days straight
before I had to recompile my kernel for other reasons. It seems to
whenever yoou throw in a GUI, things get unstable.
One last thing, check the programs that are being run on those machines,
and if users ever had to press the reset button. I know Microsoft says
you don't have to do in NT, but my personal experience shows otherwise.
Just load a *really* big, 32 bit color, at 1024x768 image as your
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