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... nobody was using it anymore

That was actually true. Not *my* computer, but *a* computer in the computer room. We were making an inventory of what process was using what computer, and if it needed moving to the brand new machine that had been installed, and in this process, nobody was able to tell why one of the machines was still powered on. Last login showed 4 month ago.

Needless to say noone actually misses this rotten AIX 4.3 box


Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

In reply to Re: My computer's last downtime was due to... by Tux
in thread My computer's last downtime was due to... by wardk

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