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Thread: Reboot

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    Aug 2002


    "The term reboot comes from the middle age (before computers). Horses who stopped in mid-stride required a boot to the rear to start again. Thus the term to rear-boot, later abbreviated into reboot."


    UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity. Dennis Ritchie.

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    Old-Fogey:Addicts founder Terr's Avatar
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    Aug 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Not in computer terms. Reboot is Re-Boot, except boot has nothing to do with kicking things. It has to do with the phrase "Pulling yourself up by your bootstraps." (Sort of like pulling your hair to fly.) So computers 'boot' in the sense of pulling themselves up into life, rather than in terms of being kicked, and to reboot is to Boot Again.
    [HvC]Terr: L33T Technical Proficiency

  3. #3
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    Jun 2002
    At my workplace, we have a computer we call "Tyler's Boot." It is an old tower, and we keep it around for laughs. It has the imprint of the front of a boot on its case. Tyler was a student typing his term paper late at night when it crashed, and he had not saved. He kicked it, as which point it restarted and restored his work with only a few sentences missing.
    If that is not reboot, what is?
    ERROR: No Keyboard Detected
    Press F1 to continue....

  4. #4
    well thats one way to do it
    although not the suggested way
    Ametuers get jail time Pros get jobs.

  5. #5
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    Aug 2002
    Tyler's Boot reminds me of my old computer!!....
    every time some thing or the other would go wrong with it.........checking all cables n stuff didnt work....what worked was a nice hard kick on the cabinet......
    we call it the indian way
    buying M$ OS is like ordering a soup where u gotta pay extra for the bowl and spoon....and each time u order something new u gotta pay a huge amount for a new table!!!

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