I think it is funny, the amount of complaints about the BSoD. I test software as a third party tester. I test on everything from XP to Win7, Mac OS X 4-6. To be honest, I can lock up the Mac just as often as I can the PC. I occasionally get a BSoD on XP, but I haven't seen one in ages from Vista or Win 7. Win 7, and to an extent Vista, can detect the crashed program and notify me with a way to kill the process that is a problem without having to reboot my machine. Mac, I don't get that. I have to wait on the beach ball and determine through other means that the program has crashed, then have the knowledge to find that program?s process ID (PID) and kill it - or do a hard reboot - which can cause me to lose data as well. Arguments about a computer crashing are invalid IMO. Every computer has the potential to have a program crash.
That being said... I agree that most of the time I have a crash on a PC, that I can?t relate to a specific issue in the software I am testing, is a driver problem. Apple does not suffer these because they only let the users use a limited amount hardware types so they can control the drivers. However, if as daryl_b pointed out, the MS Store sold good solid machines that have the hardware components integrated properly with each other, then the chances of driver problems would decrease.
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