[RC5] Uptime and/or CPU time records?

Markus Landgren marla252 at student.liu.se
Fri Jun 8 17:40:32 EDT 2001


Despite what you may think, I _have_ heard about Unix, and it's advantages
over Windows. I was just trying to dispel the myth that it's difficult to
keep a Windows box alive for just a few weeks. Besides, Unix doesn't do
what I expect from an OS for my home PC.

At 12:26 2001-06-08 +0100, you wrote:
>try Unix... - 1 year...2 years...
>
>
>At Friday, 08 June 2001, you wrote:
>
>>It's 49 days and 16 hours. It does not seem like it's an absolute limit
>>however, considering the testimonies from people who have run it 
>longer.
>>The article at microsoft.com also claims that Windows "may" crash after
>>49.7 days. While I did not reach it, I got within 40 hours of it 
>running
>>rc5des continuously, playing quake daily, and running a wide range of
>>moderately heavy applications like IE and whatever, on my Pentium 
>90 with
>>40 megs of ram and a broken CPU fan. During the three years between
>>installing the os and setting this personal best, I regularly abused 
>my box
>>by installing all kinds of crap software and filling up the registry.
>>
>>At 21:24 2001-06-07 -0400, someone wrote:
>>>I believe it was 72 days.
>>>And, no one kept Win9x up that long unless they left the 'puter 
>in solitaire
>>

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