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).