July 25, 2003, by Léon Krijnen
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Angel went down this morning, after having been up for 18 months. Angel is our Linux server, which has been up for one year and eight months without a reboot. Try that on a Windows machine. As Angels metal house, a dual processor Pentium IV server, is standing in a university server building somewehere in Holland, somebody had to make a call to someone, and another someone started to ask himself the hack in which corner they'd placed that machine in december 2001. When they finally found it, the culprit was a broken fan, so the machine had overheated and come to a safety stop. Eighteen months is so different from Windows machines that leak themselves to multiple crashes, were you have a fat chance of crashed disks because of the multiple daily reboots.