My Laptop Birthday :D

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    Smile My Laptop Birthday :D

    My laptop, simple fancy cheap (about $500) locally made Dual Core (1.86 MHz each) with 2 GB RAM, bought on September 8, 2007 and kept on for 3 years!

    Using plain old Windows XP (no service packs), still running well, without problem.

    Last edited by audinue; 09-08-2010 at 06:36 AM. Reason: Typo :(
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    Go sign up to a message board for BSD users and try bragging about your three year uptime there.
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    1.86 MHz each? Wow. I didn't think Windows XP ran on that kind of processor
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    Waste of a power bill?

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    > 1.86 MHz each? Wow. I didn't think Windows XP ran on that kind of processor
    Well if they did, it would take 3 YEARS for XP to boot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    > 1.86 MHz each? Wow. I didn't think Windows XP ran on that kind of processor
    Well if they did, it would take 3 YEARS for XP to boot
    Sorry for yet another typo, it should be 1.86 GHz...

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    Waste of a power bill?
    It worth to share porn, especially child porn I got from P2P... Just kidding!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom View Post
    Go sign up to a message board for BSD users and try bragging about your three year uptime there.
    Ha ha ha
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    Just be glad they fixed the bug in Windows 98 which would cause a system hang after about 44 days of uptime (when the 32-bit clock timer variable wrapped). I used Windows 98 for a long time but I never got anywhere near that uptime, since standby was iffy and I didn't have enough space on my 10 GB hard drive for hibernation.

    These days I find my Linux system usually has about 2 weeks of uptime (for near-continuous use) until something stops working for one reason or another. Sometimes X crashes when I upgrade it, or my (closed-source) video driver borks out, or I lock Qt into an infinite loop with a bug in my program. I usually just reboot then, even though I could probably recover by restarting X, because it seems cleaner somehow after I reboot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks View Post
    These days I find my Linux system usually has about 2 weeks of uptime (for near-continuous use) until something stops working for one reason or another. Sometimes X crashes when I upgrade it, or my (closed-source) video driver borks out, or I lock Qt into an infinite loop with a bug in my program. I usually just reboot then, even though I could probably recover by restarting X, because it seems cleaner somehow after I reboot.
    How about automatic restarting after several hours using at command or something?

    I never had crash experiences with native applications in XP, even with .NET. I had simple comet server written in .NET which run very smoothly 24x7x4x12x...

    The troublesome are Java applications They just randomly crashed, disappeared, without any notification!
    So I've come up with simple solution:
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    :repeatme
    start /b /wait javaw -jar frostwire.jar
    goto repeatme
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    Quote Originally Posted by audinue View Post
    Using plain old Windows XP (no service packs)
    I seriously doubt that, considering that you bought it in 2007. XP was released in 2001 and usually got infected with Code Red within half an hour after an Internet connection + IIS was activated.
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