Thomas (boggyb) wrote,

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What is it about Linux programs that makes them so fragile?

Scratch that. What is it about FOSS programs that makes them so fragile?

This question brought to you by such wonders as Firefox utterly destroying its profile on a system crash (twice, and both times refusing to start because of a lockfile that belonged to the firefox process that died with the system), NFS silently corrupting data if you use soft mounting (and freezing your entire desktop if you use hard mounting and the network decides to notwork), and Semagic not bothering to save the current post on exit (and then restoring a half-hour old version of it).

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