In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
on 16 Oct 2006 07:02:19 -0700
> Rant Mode Equals One: Let's Re-License Redmond
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> | I've never, on my computer at home, running Linux,
> | * had an unexplained (Read: non-power-failure related
> | system crash.
Well, I did. I'll admit I have no idea what caused it but Apache
wouldn't fire up on my one box, so I had to restart the entire box.
I wanted to anyway to try to boot a new kernel; it's as good
an excuse as any. This after about 127 days of operation. I'm
going to have some rebuilding in my future, though; /boot is now
too small (8 MiB) to hold 2 kernel/initrd images. Sigh.
I suspect it ran out of a resource but frankly don't know.
> | * virus. Nope, not one.
I probably have lots of viruses -- in text form. :-) Fairly harmless
> | * installed anti-virus software or anti-malware or any of
> | the otherday to day crud that a typical Windows-based PC
> | requires to surf the internet "safely".
I have chkrootkit. It's fairly basic protection and is primarily post
mortem; if it indicates a positive result, one's already infected.
Thankfully, one can reinstall Linux in that case without too much
bother, and in any event it's unlikely to get infected anyway.
> | * had to "re-install" because the OS became sluggish over
> | time.
> | * had to "re-license" my copy of Linux
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