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Re: Oracle uptime W2K 6 months

From: Howard J. Rogers <>
Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2004 22:55:57 +1000
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On Wed, 07 Apr 2004 12:32:42 GMT, Jack <> wrote:

> "Howard J. Rogers" <> wrote in message
>> >> On Wed, 07 Apr 2004 09:07:37 GMT, Jack <> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > Hotfixes does not need reboot.
>> >>
>> >> Uh huh. Let's see.
>> >>
>> >> Of the 38 critical updates that were just offered to me for a fresh
>> >> Win2000 Pro install, 25 state 'after installing you may have to
> restart
> Actually there exist only 12 critical updates in last 6 months.

Who friggin' cares? I didn't date my 38. I just wanted to point out to you how silly your comment that 'hot fixes don't require reboots' was. About 2/3rds of all the critical patches offered to me claimed a reboot would be required. That was my point.

But let's take your figure... that's 12 reboots, or at least 1, in the past six months if you are maintaining your operating system properly. I don't see how it would therefore be possible to do said maintenance properly AND claim an uptime of 6 months. That's all. That's my point. Now can we get off the specifics of how many reboots or how many critical updates appear on alternate Wednesday afternoons with a full moon?

> And there are many: this may not be a required update
> when not using M$ features.

Which MS feature would you not have me use? The operating system?? If an update is listed under the Critical Updates section of the Windows Update website, I'd say they were fairly much "required". Critical in my dictionary means "bloody important". Vital. Required.

> And BTW these things (Operating system) belongs to SA.

I don't particularly care. I just wish people would stop putting silly dollar signs in the Microsoft name, stop making silly comments about 'Windoze', stop making inflated claims for its instability, and stop making equally inflated claims about how long its been up and running.... without mentioning the slight side effect that some of the biggest horror stories about system insecurity raised over the past few weeks and months would have absolutely demanded a reboot if they had been handled properly. In short, I just wish people would stick to the facts of the matter.

If it helps you do that, I'm not a Linux fan.


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