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Old 01 August 2015, 22:31   #171
Mrs Beanbag
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Originally Posted by meynaf View Post
Remember we're speaking about an amiga-like machine here.
Yes, amiga-like, but presumably with much faster CPU and modern amounts of RAM and hard drive?

Or maybe we could argue about what "amiga-like" actually means? Those are always fun.

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Well, ok. Sometimes we have to use bad software. Let's just flag it as "buggy" and sandbox it...

Do not feel safe, however. Some day a BSOD might prove you that you weren't as protected as you thought.
Big deal, a few tens of seconds later it's back?

BSOD, or "Kernel Panic" as Linux calls it, indicates a bug in the OS, rather than in user software. Of course it's possible and they do happen, and Linus Torvalds turns into Incredible Hulk. I had a fairly reproducible one on a computer last year, something to do with the USB subsystem, the same software ran fine on a different PC though. Too many different hardware combinations...
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