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Re: intersting info
Hotmail is indeed on Windows 2000 and IIS 5. It was on Free BSD and
Apache until June 2000. You may check that out at
http://www.netcraft.com/ for both hotmail.com and
manish arya wrote:
> Harshal , i was talking about windows9.X not about NT or 2000.and win2k is next of win NT gen not of win9X.
> and as far as hotmail is concerned go to http://freebsd.org and see there that hotmail runs on FreeBSD not on Win2k(i last visited freebsd site about 5 days ago)
> and yahoo too runs on FreeBSD
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Harshal Vaidya (CTS)" <HarshalV@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 11:43:15 +0530
> To: "'linux-delhi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <linux-delhi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: RE: [linux-delhi] intersting info
> > well tell me ,
> > hotmail service runs on windows 2000 with iis 5.0
> > at least hotmail has been around for more than 3 years now
> > and of course it goes without saying that the machines have been on for
> > more than 49.7 days and havent gone down for even a while.
> > Then how can one beilieve in the "interesting information which you gave".
> > harshal vaidya.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: manish arya [mailto:manish_arya@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Saturday, 3 March 2001 19:05
> > To: linux-delhi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Cc: anuraganug@xxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [linux-delhi] intersting info
> > here is a bit of information which may surprise u.
> > Windows crashes automatically if you don't switch
> > off the machine for 49.7 days .This is accepted byMicrosoft.
> > Do you know why ? If not read this.........................
> > In Windows the Virtual Machine Manager ( here after
> > referred as VMM )is responsible for creation ,
> > execution , monitoring and termination of virtual
> > machines. This VMM which is a 32 bit protected mode
> > operating system , provides a number of system
> > services at chip level of programming .One of these
> > services is "Get_System_Time".
> > This particular service loads the EAX register withthe time in
> > milliseconds since Windows started .This service is accurate to 1 ms.
> > EAX is a 32 bit register. So the maximum number ofmilliseconds it can hold
> > is
> > (2^32)-1 = 4294967295 milliseconds= 4294967.295 seconds= 71582.79 minutes
> > = 1193 hours= 49.7 daysSo after 49.7 days the EAX resets to zero. Most of
> > the Drivers use this Time Service to keep track of
> > the Time out of various services they provide. So
> > after 49.7 days the drives cannot use the
> > get_System_Time function of VMM and they crash.
> > So do not keep your machine on for more than 49.7
> > days. It will not only crash but make a big hole in
> > the pocket (the electricity bill).
> > --
> > ____