James: People who claim that RISC OS is stable, let alone more stable than other OSes, have been taking too much crack. And with your point with Linux, you're completely wrong. You're quite welcome to pay for support, and many companies provide such services (like Red Hat, Canonical, SuSE, etc). Also, it being open means that you can either confirm yourself that it's safe, or get somebody else to. Most security flaws in Linux, and other open source software, are found by "white hats" either by accident, or when they audit it. With closed-source software, you don't get that option.
Flypig: Alas, RISC OS just isn't scalable. And I'm not sure either ROL or CTL would be willing to pay you vast sums of money should it break in form of insurance.
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