TechTV | Judgment Call: Mac vs. PC My favorite quote from this piece?
“OS X is based on Unix and is probably more stable than Windows. Stability is an important feature that Windows just doesn’t have. The average user can counter the instability by saving often.”
Using Windows ME on my laptop currently, I watch in horror as my 384 Mb of RAM dwindles throughout my use. As the day goes on, the amount of free memory gets smaller and smaller regardless of what I am doing. Finally, I either blue screen or reboot. Since I switched to Mac OS X on my other laptop, the only time I ever reboot is when I have installed software. My Windows XP (now RC2) machine is a little better in the memory usage department. In fact, now that I have gotten past the hiccups I had, it has been downright stable.