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Old 02-05-05, 09:13 PM   #6
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Default Re: why does linux work this way ?!!

The general instability of win 9x was more due to co-operative multi-tasking which meant that any program which crashed and hogged the processor left you with absolutely no way of taking control back and ending the process. Linux uses pre-emptive multi-tasking which means that no one process can take up 100% CPU time and give you a blue screen of death(unless the OS itself develops memory errors and gets corrupted).
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