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SEUL: Re: Part Two
On Mon, 5 Jan 1998, William T Wilson wrote:
> Lynx is heading off
> into irrelevance, as I touched on before, because it increasingly can't
> it can't display a page while loading. If Netscape were programmable,
> Lynx would be finished except for browsing HOWTO's.
I have to disagree with you on that one, because Lynx has one thing
Netscape can never have: It's as fast as lightning, and consumes a minute
amount of memory. All loaded, Lynx has a memory footprint of a couple
hundred k, NS(if you count X windows in too) is over 12Megs! Also, lynx
is a favourite for blind people, because they can use screen reading
software to read the page to them. I lynx for the same reason I use vi,
it's small and fast.
> Well, whatever. I still haven't had a Red Hat install go flawlessly the
> first time, except with the Kickstart disk. It always crashes. I can say
> that with confidence. Always.
<ROFL>All of the ones I've done have proceeded flawlessly, go figger, eh?
> Not hardly. Disk caching is one thing, and having your filesystem corrupt
> if you lose power is quite another.
Linux isn't that bad. Consider, here's the users I normally have going:
Login Name Tty Idle Login Time Office Office Phone
archive RHS Linux User 30 29 Jan 4 20:22
hacker Paul Anderson 10 7:04 Jan 2 21:37 Home 1-800-5-KABOOM
madmach RHS Linux User 12 1d Dec 29 19:34
paul Paul Anderson 4 4:14 Dec 29 23:17 Programmin
paul Paul Anderson 60 Dec 29 19:35 Programmin
paul Paul Anderson 40 3:40 Jan 4 19:20 Programmin
paul Paul Anderson p0 7:58 Jan 4 20:30 (:0.0)
pioneer Pioneer Sports 6 2:24 Dec 29 23:20
root root 1 Dec 29 19:32
I usually have a couple more going, but I had to log them out for a big
UUCP run... Anyways, I have an(undesirably) good idea of what happens to
linux when the power goes by-by, my cat likes to sleep on the power bar...
I have a couple copies of pine running on different accounts, etc. Each
time power's been lost, or I had to reboot without shutting down proper
because of my error, I have yet to lose any data. Admittedly, some read
messages may show up as new again, but that's hardly a lost /home.
paul @ geeky1.ebtech.net
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