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Uptime

How about that...

$ uptime
 18:19:53 up 208 days,  2:51,  2 users,  load average: 0.32, 0.16, 0.10

Not bad for my old crappy desktop machine running on the floor in my apartment without any kind of backup power supply or anything. I run it with the case off all the time, and wires and components are spilled out all over the floor. It's a wonder I haven't crashed it yet just by stepping on it.

Every couple months I notice my machine is running slow and look at top and it turns out X or some stray KDE app is using half a GB of RAM or something, so I restart it and I'm back to normal. Takes a long time to get to that point though.

Weird thing is, this doesn't even impress me any longer. I just take it for granted that Linux works.

Meanwhile my Vista machine locks up constantly. How can anyone at Microsoft sleep at night? (Answer: On top of huge piles of ill-gotten money.)

December 02, 2008 @ 10:29 AM PST
Cateogory: Linux

3 Comments

TopperH
Quoth TopperH on December 03, 2008 @ 2:27 AM PST

Would be nice to see a photo!

photo
Quoth photo on December 03, 2008 @ 2:41 AM PST

Yes please. Lots of pictures, including spilled out/hanging hard drives and screenshot of terminal with that uptime.

kthxbai.

Brian
Quoth Brian on December 03, 2008 @ 1:11 PM PST

Yeah, pictures probably aren't gonna happen.