How long since you last restarted your computer? This one was not shut down or restarted for 16 years [Image]


Insane! I bet you can’t beat that.

To be fair, that isn’t a traditional Windows computer. It is a NetWare 3.12 file server that was put up on September 23, 1996 and never shut down or restarted since then, until it was recently taken down due to bad hard drives. I can’t imagine someone doing the same with a Windows (or Mac OS X) computer. At least not one that is regularly used. I’m not sure about Linux. Maybe.

[via ArsTechnica]

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  1. jipy

    Another amazing number to add in the charts: 33 years [12045 days]. It’s the age of my freezer and, more amazing, it works yet very well today.
    When I think that freezers/fridges which are made now have 5/6 years of life…

  2. Shawn

    Wow now I’m old… I used to install this deamon….

    16 years… damn… would love to know the make of that drive…or pc for that matter… simply proves that they don’t make them as they used to.