Freebsd vs. linux
atkielski.anthony at wanadoo.fr
Sun Feb 13 07:56:42 GMT 2005
Loren M. Lang writes:
> Whenever this happens I can always ssh in and kill X from another
> machine if it's just X hanging and not the system.
Hmm ... I don't know if I ever tried that.
> Now X can still kill the whole machine since it's directly
> accessing the hardware, but usually the system is still
> running fine.
The words "directly accessing the hardware" send a chill down my spine.
I already have to suffer with the instability and insecurity of Windows
caused by precisely that in the GUI; I certainly don't want to make the
same sacrifice on FreeBSD (or any other OS) just to see pretty pictures
on the screen, when the machine is not a desktop.
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