On Mon, 27 Aug 2001 02:00:41 +0200 Anthony Atkielski
> A production system, in this context, is a mission-critical system,
> which the business cannot operate, not even on a short-term basis. In
> words, a failure of this system is a failure of the company or business
> as a
> whole--it is a "loss-of-life" failure, for the business.
Having a single machine, a single point of failure in your circumstances is
just plain dangerous. What would you do if it caught fire (had that happen
to a monitor here, luckily I was in the room), or got stolen? Scratch
around looking for identical hardware?
If it's so important, buy a new machine and OS, install the apps you want,
and carry on working on your old machine until this is done, then shelve it
as a backup, or give it some less demanding stuff to do.
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