>The more I use Unix on our little Unix system here in Dallas, the
>more I HATE Dos, and long for an implementation of Unix on my
>I was wondering, how easy is it to shut Linux down? Relatively
>easy? Does it take 5 minutes? What is it like? I'm afraid I
>might encounter a blackout and lose data before the system syncs
It usually takes me 1min. That used to be 10 sec, mind
you, before I installed xdm. In that old days I would say
sync, Cntr-d, and then switch it off. Now with xdm, I
just exit it, wait till I hear update (or 1 min) and
switch it off.
Off course, I am very unsophisticated user, and the only
one, so it suffices. With programs like shutdown (in your
favourite distribution) things are more proffesional.
Update usually kicks in every 30 secs.
So welcome to the Linux club ....
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