Subject: Re: just a package question
To: David Lawler Christiansen \(NT\) <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/16/2002 14:22:34
In message <4AEE3169443CDD4796CA8A00B02191CD031D6E20@win-msg-01.wingroup.windep>, "David Lawler Christiansen (NT)" writes:
>Much as I hate sounding like a marketer, I must add that it *does* say
>something if XP, a home OS, is more stable than NT4 or especially
>NT3.51, particularly if it maintains compatibility with the dreaded
>Win9x line. 
>Not trolling; just correcting.

I installed XP on a family computer in our house.  It is indeed more 
stable -- much more stable -- than Windows 98.  Mind you, that doesn't 
make it stable by, say, NetBSD standards -- and it's slow enough that 
it isn't clear if there's a net productivity win from many fewer 
reboots -- but it is a lot better.

		--Steve Bellovin,
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