From: "David Brown"
Subject: Re: Please help generate EDA tools for Linux
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 11:23:12 +0200
Organization: NetPower AS
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 09:17:22 +0000 (UTC)
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> >The only possible reason in a professional setting for
> >using ME instead of w2k (or 9x instead of NT4 before that) would be the
> >lower cost of the original licence. The far lower rate of crashes and
> >problems that the more stable kernel has would more than pay for that
> >difference in a very short time.
> Let's see - how about the ability to of 9x to run programs that NT
> can't (games is one, work, I can't call any to mind except redmon I
> think has problems with NT, there are probably more). The lack of
> some drivers for NT (i.e. low end printers and scanners, and modems).
Games is about the start and end of it. There are occasional odd programs
that are extraordinarily badly written to only work on 9x. Redmon, assuming
you are talking about the printer redirector from the Ghostscript people,
works perfectly under NT - I have it set up here to provide pdf generation
for everyone on our network.
> BTW, I don't know about your 9x but mine works pretty well. Even if I
> get one crash per day that's only a coffee break and I don't get many
> crashes at all unless I really push it.
If I got one crash a day, it would be one too many. I don't turn off my
PC - w2k (and NT 4 before it, until it started getting cranky with age and
deleting my programs from the start menu, to replace them with an "Eject PC"
entry) is pretty solid. I normally reboot every couple of weeks. Of
course, I don't use programs like IE which can destabalise the whole system
if things go wrong. My home PCs (95 and 98SE, when it's not running Linux)
die regularly. But I'm fond of Jedi Knight II ...