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Tuesday, 27.May.2003

17:13 - nerdy grumble..

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So, I have to turn off my computer today because my boss wants me to make some DVD copies by the end of tomorrow. This requires pulling the DVD burner from my machine, and that's not something easilly done while the system is still up and running (though I'm tempted to do so anyways, just to see if anything bad will happen). I'm sure there's a way to do it in Linux, I just haven't found the software yet.

gah. I've only been running Linux for a few weeks and already I'm spoiled by the fact that it just about *never* needs to be turned off. I had a bitchin uptime counter going and now it's going to be reset!

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From:artistic_chaos
Date:17:21 27.May.2003 (UTC)
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I never need to turn mine off unless I'm playing diablo, which occasionally crashes it. Otherwise, I've got some astounding uptime, considering it's a windows box. Not counting diablo, it only gets turned off if I'm playing with hardware.
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From:lograh
Date:17:30 27.May.2003 (UTC)
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damn, that is pretty outstanding. Though WinXP was the most stable I've had to work with, it still needed to be rebooted every few weeks. 'Course, I'm *constantly* installing new programs and uninstalling old ones. Defraging the HDD weekly and various other crap needed for my job (damn, that reminds me, I need to find a defrag utill for Linux).

Damn impressive that yours never needs rebooting.
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From:artistic_chaos
Date:20:44 27.May.2003 (UTC)
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And I'm running 2k :)

http://software.freshmeat.net/projects/defrag/?topic_id=136
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From:khanfused
Date:22:43 27.May.2003 (UTC)
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I was under the impression that thanks to the design of the linux filesystems (ext2/3 or reiser) you didn't *need* to defrag. Either it's just that l33t of a filesystem that it puts things on the media properly the first time, or the OS defrags as needed in the background normally, or by order of a cron job.

But then, I couldn't back that statemend up with hard info, so ... *shrug*

If you know differently - could you pass me the link with the explanation?
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