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RE: [ProgSoc] BIOS
|Well, if you use an Operating System that does not require you
|to reboot every now and then, it wouldn't bother. Don't use
|one that gives you the Blue screen of death often. Use one
|that runs for days and days and
| months and years like Linux, or FreeBSD or Solaris or OS2.
|The former three are all free for personal use. You will
|hardly see it and it wouldn't bother you. And the advertisers
|who pay money to do that will just be plain wasting money.
I don't understand how this will stop the advertisements for those of us
who come from a generation where we power our machines when not in use
to preserve power and not kill the earth anymore than it is, regardless
of what OS we use.
What's the URL for linux software that allows to put the machine in a
state where you don't have to shut it down, but can still hit the "Off"
switch to save power? (I'm dead serious with this question, I have a
really annoying issue with my linux box whereby the ICMP requests screw
up when I boot the machine for the first time and then dial in, but any
subsequent dial-ins after the reboot and first attempt work fine)
J (Devils Advocate)
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