Monday, July 10, 2006

What happens when you don't reboot a Windoze XP machine for 24 days?

The total time the system was up as given by "uptime" is given below
\\INDPD45 has been up for: 23 day(s), 21 hour(s), 43 minute(s), 10 second(s)

The system is used as my development machine at office, It is a DELL Optiplex GX280, with a 3GHz Pentium 4 HT Processor, and 1Gig RAM.

And after almost 24 days of continuous operation, windoze started painting windows without titlebars, empty buttons and so on (i tried to take a couple of screenshots which did not happen), forcing me to do a reboot! So just thought i would write this post before i go for a reboot ;-), It's fun to write in a browser window without a titlebar!, and only Windoze users can afford such luxuries :-p

I checked the memory consumption, and more than 50% of the 1Gig i had was free!

Now, i have seen Linux systems running as web servers with just a Pentium 3 processor with speed less than 1GHz, and 128Megs of RAM, and go on for months and even years in some cases without needing a reboot!

The bottomline is "Windoze needs to doze often!".