> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kenn Humborg [mailto:kenn at bluetree.ie]
>> > Let me second that and add the point that the registry is quite easy
> > to corrupt bringing the whole system down!
> > The reason is that the registry is a keyed database that
> keeps growing,
> > and hence more susceptible to corruption that an ascii file.
> > For practically anthing windoze does it reads or writes the
> > hence the slow down of the system as it gets bigger that
> was mentioned
> > above, but also greatly increases the chance of fecking it up!
>> I agree that a proprietary, undocumented binary lump is not
> a good way to store every critical piece of config info
> for your machine.
>> But, in practice, how unreliable _is_ the Windows registry?
> In 3.5 years using Win95 and WinNT, I've _never_ seen registry
> corruption. And this is on development machines (and we
> were once developing 16-bit apps on Win95 - can you say
> "hourly crashes"?)
you lucky lucky bastard!
I can think of (Oh the pain!) at least 9 on
3 different machines over the last 3 years.
When restoring from backups there were issues
with slight hardware changes since the backup
etc. etc. also various programs got in a twist
so invariably I had to reinstall everything again
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!