On 25 Oct 2000, at 16:50, Bill Anderson wrote:

> OK, tim e fo rme to weigh in on this. Reboot frequency is a matter of
> experience and perspective. 

I don't believe that broadening the discussion along these lines 
will serve this mailing list in any way, so I refrain from 
commenting on most of these statements. Just let me remark 
that I dislike marketing gibberish independed of the origin it 
comes from. 

I made my point, i.e. as long as Zope isn't up to serving as a 
single-instance long time server anyway, who cares about the 
underlying OS.  It might be hard to comprehend for some, but 
this statement doesn't say anything about how I value uptime 


> If, on the other hand, you don't come from that background or need, and
> are not used to that type of environment, a few months to six months to
> nearly a year can mean something to you.

Well, I still remember the times when my companies large IBM 
mainframe had to be IPLed for hardware maintenance, after 
running literally for years, while our Unix based workstations and 
servers celebrated their crashes almost daily.  In these times, I 
had to relink the kernel and to reinstall the OS, in order to add a 
lousy floppy drive or some memory to my Unix workstation. Eeek.

The statelessness of NFS, for example, came for a reason, you 

Wolfgang Strobl

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