Originally posted by Twistin'Ghost
Not quite. Where's the stable OS?
My XP Pro is stable. My OS X is stable. And my Solaris and Irix are stable, but they all can get hosed. Amiga OS was no better. It ran well and was great for its time, but it crashed a lot too.
The trouble with the PC market is its success. There are way too many people building components. And though a chip or two may be common amongst the different components being sold, the manufacturing tolerances are never the same between companies. Everyone's looking for performance on the cheap with a PC ends up putting these cheapo boards in their system and cry foul on Microsoft and Windows when things go bad. But it most cases it's just cheap hardware.