Re: Maybe its time to consider Linux/BSD boxes as print servers
"Uptime" worshiping is really out of fashion now since you need to apply patches regularly - even to Linux and FreeBSD machines - and ensure they can still reboot if needed.
Ah, but I can apply most patches under Linux and FreeBSD without system downtime, whereas that certainly was impossible with Windows in those days, and it has as yet not really improved as far as I can tell.
Selling this as "testing reboots" is exactly the kind of BS Microsoft marketing is using to distract from reality - I test restarts quarterly as part of our BCM process, which translates to "we test this when we can fit it into our business schedule" whereas the Redmond approach is more "we're bored, let's disrupt businesses globally again, just to show we can" and forces those *cough* "reboot tests" *cough* on you when they have yet again discovered a problem with their code (you'd think they would have refactored everything by now).
In essence, your restarts are determined by a third party who doesn't care at all about the impact it has on your business as long as they get their IT tax.
As I said before, where I come from, stuff has to work. We don't "worship" uptime as a number, we have it as a service metric that helps us demonstrate that we deliver. I can understand that Microsoft supporters want to denigrate that as a metric because it pretty much excludes anything produced by Redmond.
Windows is good for gaming, but our business is not a game.