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[Friday 6th March 2009 at 10:56 pm]
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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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[User Picture]From: pleaseremove
Saturday 7th March 2009 at 2:37 pm (UTC)
I have to say, I think this is just you. I run my Firefox sessions for 6 months at a time before I restart them, almost always without any crashes and never loosing sessions. Not used Semagic in a long time... so can't comment on that.
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[User Picture]From: ralesk
Sunday 8th March 2009 at 3:47 am (UTC)
Back when I used Semagic, I never had anything like that happen to me o_O

NFS is crap though. We hate it with passion at work :/
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