The Server’s Slow: What the Frag Is Wrong?
There’s nothing like a good, fake cuss word to get you through the day — and help you avoid censorship. Battlestar Galactic had “Frak.” But The VAR Guy prefers his own, home-grown cuss: Frag. It’s inspired by Diskeeper Corp. Here’s why.
The next time you’re working a help desk, and your users or customers call to complain about sluggish boot times or pathetic server performance, just say: “What the Frag is wrong?” Actually, frag — or a fragmented hard drive — may be the problem.
In fact, a new server management study — sent to The VAR Guy by Diskeeper — suggests that defrag and antivirus software are now considered equally important by network managers. When asked, “what software do you consider vital to have on your servers?”:
- 48 percent of network administrators said “Antivirus/Symantec”
- 45 percent said “Defrag/Diskeeper”
The VAR Guy doesn’t know who sponsored the research, nor is he particularly concerned about it. He was just looking for an excuse to throw his personal cuss word — Frag — around the Web a bit. He hopes Frag goes viral, like this blog.