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Wallgames.com wrote:

> Yeah, that's why we always used external devices. That way, you
> could power cycle the offending peripheral without rebooting the
> server.


Oh believe me, once I got my hands on the keys to the network I made
very sure that the likes of the fax modem was external when we updated
😉
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On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 19:27:46 GMT, "Adam Gabriel"
<adrockk@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

>Bleeping is usually an indication of an error of some sort.


Using the word that 'bleeping' is standing in for would an error of the
Wrath-of-Susan sort.

Donald Albury
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Scott
> which makes software testing a lot more
> complex than a lot of people realise.


As a software tester, I say thank you for pointing this out 🙂

Michael
--
"I've got the key to the gates of paradise, but I've got too many legs!"

"This is the curse of Jeff Murdoch. I meet the woman of my dreams and I can't take my trousers off."
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Thank you !!



> I have a screenshot of a NetWare 6.0 server when it had been up for 1200
> days, if that's enough to impress your friends. Where should I send it?
>

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6.5 was great for us. Only 1 NSS abend that was quickly fixed.

NetWare 5.0 was the "bomb" for uptimes. Once the spinlock issue was taken
care of, those boxes ran forever.

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MichaelC wrote:

> As a software tester, I say thank you for pointing this out 🙂


Haha...no problem...I feel for ya 🙂
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Scott
> Haha...no problem...I feel for ya 🙂


Thanks, I think 😉

Michael
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I still "support" a few 4.11 servers. I placed the word "support" in
quotes, because they just run and run and run and never need any attention.
I feel like the Maytag repair man.


That statement right there is why many unscrupulous consulting companies started focusing on Windows. Their NetWare customers didn't call for service often enough to make the pencilnecks rich.

I know, because I used to work for one that did exactly that. The owner actually stated that they were going to drop Novell and start converting their customers to Windows because they could make more money doing it.

I realized right then and there that their morals didn't match mine. I do what's right for the CUSTOMER first. THAT is how you keep customers - not with deceiving them into downgrading to an inferior OS just to line someone's pockets.
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"zeffan" <zeffan@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
news:zeffan.46ucqn@no-mx.forums.novell.com...
>
>>
>> I still "support" a few 4.11 servers. I placed the word "support" in
>> quotes, because they just run and run and run and never need any
>> attention.
>> I feel like the Maytag repair man.
>>

>
> That statement right there is why many unscrupulous consulting
> companies started focusing on Windows. Their NetWare customers didn't
> call for service often enough to make the pencilnecks rich.
>
> I know, because I used to work for one that did exactly that. The owner
> actually stated that they were going to drop Novell and start converting
> their customers to Windows because they could make more money doing it.
>
> I realized right then and there that their morals didn't match mine. I
> do what's right for the CUSTOMER first. THAT is how you keep customers -
> not with deceiving them into downgrading to an inferior OS just to line
> someone's pockets.
>
>
> --
> zeffan
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> zeffan's Profile: http://forums.novell.com/member.php?userid=21925
> View this thread: http://forums.novell.com/showthread.php?t=401997
>


Well said!



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+2

Consultants: There's money to be made in prolonging the problem.


>>>
>>> I still "support" a few 4.11 servers. I placed the word "support" in
>>> quotes, because they just run and run and run and never need any
>>> attention.
>>> I feel like the Maytag repair man.
>>>

>>
>> That statement right there is why many unscrupulous consulting
>> companies started focusing on Windows. Their NetWare customers didn't
>> call for service often enough to make the pencilnecks rich.
>>
>> I know, because I used to work for one that did exactly that. The owner
>> actually stated that they were going to drop Novell and start converting
>> their customers to Windows because they could make more money doing it.
>>
>> I realized right then and there that their morals didn't match mine. I
>> do what's right for the CUSTOMER first. THAT is how you keep customers -
>> not with deceiving them into downgrading to an inferior OS just to line
>> someone's pockets.
>>
>>
>> --
>> zeffan
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> zeffan's Profile: http://forums.novell.com/member.php?userid=21925
>> View this thread: http://forums.novell.com/showthread.php?t=401997
>>

>
> Well said!
>
>
>

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