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    The Greatest OS In The World

    Hooray for Windows! It's so powerful and secure! And fast, too!

    Ugh :

    I installed Cygwin on one of the library computers at my school. I was done playing with it, and I decided to delete it.

    Deleting Cygwin crashes windows and takes down the entire school network*.

    Now I mean, we all know very well that windows is bad and crashes over the dumbest things, but this is the first time I've ever heard of a computer crash that takes down the whole network! Augh!!

    * When I delete the cygwin directory, Explorer stops responding, and then nobody is able to log in on any computer for the following 5-10 minutes. WTH is up with that??

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    Re: The Greatest OS In The World

    Duh...it's windows...what more could you expect? That is why I really like Linux. You have to really try to crash it. With windows...I merely have to open a program (such as, let's say for the sake of argument, windows) to crash it.

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    I hope you had the admins permission to install it >

    Was it installed on the local drive? I can imagine it b0rking on a network drive.


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    sorry went into work mode there, actualy I'd be chuffed if one of the kids wanted cygwin

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    Hooray for Windows! It's so powerful and secure! And fast, too!
    Oh, I've heard of that game!

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    ...actualy I'd be chuffed ...
    Is chuffed a good thing or a bad thing?


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    Is chuffed a good thing or a bad thing?

    Good!

    /me makes mental note to stop useing Brit slang..... again

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    I hope you had the admins permission to install it >
    Nope, but I don't need the admin's permission for anything, really. The computers are all (effectively) dickless workstations because they wipe the drive and replace it with a 'known-good' image every time the computer boots. I can install anything I want and it won't matter, reboot and it's all gone. That's the only aspect of the system's security that I haven't managed to break. It takes me 10 seconds max to kill DeepFreeze, get a command prompt, and then open an explorer window browsing the (supposedly locked) C: drive.

    Was it installed on the local drive? I can imagine it b0rking on a network drive.
    Actually, it was on a networked disk. And the server was running Win2K.
    I don't know if I actually brought the system down, but I did effectively DOS the entire network just by deleting a file. Isn't that stupid?

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    O'Reilly' - How to b0rk Windows in 117 different ways, By Feztaa

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    O'Reilly' - How to b0rk Windows in 117 different ways, By Feztaa
    LOL!

    I love those 'supposedly' hidden drives. We had some moron lab techs that thought if it didn't exist in the start menu, it wasn't installed. I never had to reinstall all my apps, just kill the startmenu entries....

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