Sean asked me the other day why I use Linux, and it took me a while to think of the answer. Of course, my laptop immediately decided to pick this moment to tell me that I had to check my hard drive, because I hadn’t checked it in 49710 days.
Sean laughed, but I told him that no, seriously, that machine had been up and running since 1868. That’s why I use Linux. For the great uptimes.
I’ve got my reasons, and I think they’re good ones, but sometimes it’s hard to remember them. Like, say, when I’m trying to plug in a piece of consumer-grade hardware.
Or, say, cut and paste things.