True, If i recall i have a friend who for some reason used to own a Red Hat system with over 1gig of ram...what for? i dont know..he wasnt using it for a server, just basicaly common linux usage. anyway I heard of Linux crashing via idle times but I thought they fixed that ex. Fedora etc.. course i havent used the new core maybe you have? does it still lock up on idle? my machine never over heats and is not overclocked..well the one that uses linux isnt.mikeshoup said:The reason Linux probably crashes a lot for people is not having systems that are stable in the first place. Linux (beleive it or not) uses way more processor resources than Windows. If you have an overclocked system that's not stabily overclocked, or bad memory, or something that windows isn't picky about, Linux will crash. Linux, unlike Windows, is only stable if the hardware its run on is completely stable.
And the comment about people not using Linux to the extent to cause it to crash is really not true. Linux will crash if you don't use it often, or keep it idling alot (I had a home gateway that kept crashing becuase of a faulty IPtables version). The fact of the matter, no OS is the be all, end all super stable OS. BSD however comes close
And of course, driver immaturity for some modern hardware (IE: how nForce used to be on Linux) can cause lots of crashes.