Originally Posted by Sean_W
Windows usually takes longer than three months before it starts to crash and burn after official release.
No. My previous Vista build was, outside of a couple of Nvidia driver related bsod's, stable for over 1.5 years, till I flipped to Windows 7.
My HTPC at that point had my old ATi card, no stability issues in well over a year and half there too
The OS is only as stable as the end-user allows it to be the vast majority of time and while the new OS's are pretty darn good at fixing ID 10 t errors, it's not 100% fool-proof.
Personally, I think Windows 2000 was the best Windows version for stability.
Error handling is far superior with Vista and Windows 7. It takes a hell of a lot more to get the OS to crash now, especially with Windows 7.
Win2k was fantastic for it's time and quite stable because of the kernel it was built off of, but it had far more points of failure than Windows 7 based items.