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This is pretty crazy. Don't know how they are going to fix that. I mean there are ways, but will they spend the money to do so? Seems like infections just keep getting worse and worse... Linux and Mac OS X are options for some users but not the majority. Knowing atleast the basics of computer security is a must. Knowledge and applied practices are two different things though. It's a lifetime war that'll never end. Looks like the enemy is winning by a long shot. That is why we must shoot them all!
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The reason windozers care so much about reboot times is because they have to reboot for:

1. crashes
2. "weird things" happening
3. updates

Linux users can enjoy their computers' 24/7 uptime and not worry about rebooting

(I exaggerated a bit.)
lol, the same is true for a lot of linux distributions, unless your a seasoned linux user and are running a completely stable version.
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lol, the same is true for a lot of linux distributions, unless your a seasoned linux user and are running a completely stable version.
It's only necessary to reboot for kernel updates. Other stuff (like crashes and "weird stuff happening") can be fixed by logging out and logging back in (or ctrl + alt + bksp) instead of rebooting.
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It's only necessary to reboot for kernel updates. Other stuff (like crashes and "weird stuff happening") can be fixed by logging out and logging back in (or ctrl + alt + bksp) instead of rebooting.
A lot of people, if not most seem to be running cutting edge versions of linux nowadays for their main daily usage PC. These can give pretty fatal errors that won't even give them a chance to log out, nor open other instance with F keys,
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A lot of people, if not most seem to be running cutting edge versions of linux nowadays for their main daily usage PC. These can give pretty fatal errors that won't even give them a chance to log out, nor open other instance with F keys,
Really? I've never experienced this. Are you talking about using Alpha and Beta releases? That's to be expected though.
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A lot of people, if not most seem to be running cutting edge versions of linux nowadays for their main daily usage PC. These can give pretty fatal errors that won't even give them a chance to log out, nor open other instance with F keys,
This all seems very hypothetical and theoretical - "poetical," if you will.

Where can you provide me a specific example?
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A lot of people, if not most seem to be running cutting edge versions of linux nowadays for their main daily usage PC. These can give pretty fatal errors that won't even give them a chance to log out, nor open other instance with F keys,
As someone running Ubuntu Hardy Herd 6, I call bs.

I'm sorry, but I'm running a development version, and I barely ever had to reboot. I have had one problem while running this development version, which was major, but it is a development version - with a stable build, you should be fine.
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