QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Feb 21 2007, 10:44 AM)
there has honestlly never been an OS i have used that i could not crash consistantly
linux is no excepition (nvidia 3d drivers with a xen PAE kernel, works everytime 3d kicks in
however the windows OS's i would crash without intending to do so. for refrence i was talking about windows mobile 5.
I see ...
... Yes, Windows Mobile 5 ... well, it plain sucks ... even hardcore dell axim users swear on it! Some even downgraded to an earlier version just to have a stabler OS.
QUOTE(desertrat @ Feb 21 2007, 01:22 AM)
All versions up to and including Win98SE, NT and XP (I skipped ME, 2K). Admittedly with XP it crashes less often, but then this XP box is only used for playing BG2 and has only the bare essentials on it (AVG antivirus and ZoneAlarm). Back when I was still using windoze on a regular basis I would often switch on my monitor in the morning to find that Win98 had died from the BSOD (I leave my machines on 24/7). With linux I could have uptimes of weeks and months (usually depending on how often I update the kernel).
Oh come on, Win98 is like almost 10 years old! I have to agree that Win98 was pretty flaky ... but at the same time, the whole thing with IRQ and hardware was a nightmare! If you take a linux distro from 1998 ... I think there's a high chance that it was a challenge to install and get all the drivers working anyway.
I use WindowsXP on a daily basis, Pro in the office, Home at ... well, home! ... and neither of them crashes on me. And when some crazy app crashes, I just kill it via taskmanager. The only time my notebook BSOD was when my ram died. I promptly replaced it and I'm back in business. (Incidentally, I just sent the ram back to newegg last month and got a *FULL* refund for it! hohoho)
Notably, I don't overclock my system. Actually, I underclock it to conserve on battery life.
There was a time when I would overclock my system (cpu, ram, gpu etc) like mad, and yes, Windows (98 if I don't recall wrong) was very very unstable.