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Yes, I think RISC OS' stability advantage has long since disappeared, probably as a lot of the software is getting long in the tooth now (longer than the OS) and we're getting hardware/OS diversity too.

XP is flakier than 2000 (probably as it puts a larger load on the system) but I don't think I've ever had either of them actually take down a machine to the level that you have to reset (as RO4 does) and haven't seen a BSOD since '98.

The same goes for Linux these days - it's pretty darn stable (certainly without X) but some of the apps aren't.

Friends say MacOS X is stable, albeit slow and only the Aqua-ised apps are stable, the Classic apps are very flaky under it apparently (to the point where people dual boot OS9 and 10).

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 is a RISC OS Usersimo on 15/5/03 12:11AM
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