Originally Posted by thecoredude98
so pritaclly it is even between the two?
I would say it's an impossible comparison. There's no such thing as an average install and average usage given the lack of specifics you've requested.
For example, Win7 default install offline - secure and stable. Win7 default install online - insecure and unstable. Win7 with anti-virus online - secure and stable.
It's a similar case for users: Win7 with someone who just plays Solitaire and types Word documents - secure. Win7 with someone who likes to randomly delete files and install random software - potentially unstable.
And then you have a case with hardware too. Good hardware - stable. Bad hardware - unstable.
....and all this is a similar case with Linux too.
Then what do you compare with? Which Linux distro and to what version of Windows? Ubuntu compared with Win Server 2008 wouldn't be a fair comparison. But even then, which Linux server distro?
These days all you can really argue (with any accuracy) is a properly administrated copy of Windows or Linux should both be stable. A poorly managed install of either Win or Linux may not be stable.Edited by Plan9 - 3/6/12 at 6:14pm