For those of you who don't know what this is all about , notice Mr johnbryanpeters has listed as his location! he is calling me a Closet windows user! Jessh
I Will admnit I do use Windows! At home for games : At work because Muthaf%^%&% Exchange is what our email system to the desktop is on ( of course for the Main service it is on Unix ) and there isn't a way to read exchange mail on unix ( Yet, Ximian is getting really close with there connector product ) ! other than That Linux and Solaris Baby!
On windows if you have to change the Ip adress what Happeneds ? -- Reboot !
add a software Patch -- reboot !
Install a word processor -- reboot
try to have it do real work for more that a couple of days -- Memory Leak , BSOD
install Oracle about 6 reboots ! ( oracle is a Pig ! )
what is the first thing you do to a winblows machine when it has a problem -- Reboot !
My Main DNS server was Up for over a 800 days ! the only reason I had to reboot it , we had to physically move it ! I'm not saying unix is perfect , it's not , but it is a whole lot better than Microsloth.
On another note:
what do you use to monitor you stuff ?Microsoft systems, networks, and applications, mostly e-commerce. Currently I'm involved in monitoring and support of a geographically strung out set of server farms from Texas to Vermont. For the most part, it's all done from Vermont. Trails start from the far side of our parking lot, so I usually head out noonish.