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Boston Globe: Keeping Crashes to a Minimum

Oct 28, 1999, 16:26 (38 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Connell)

[ Thanks to Eric Anderson for this link. ]

"Sadly, just as it took several decades for automobiles to become reliable, there is no way known yet to guarantee computers will perform equally well."

"When you use a computer, there are two pieces of software working together. The first is the application, such as Microsoft Word or Lotus 1-2-3. The second is the operating system, such as Linux or Windows 98..."

"There are several things you can do to keep problems to a minimum.

1. Use stable, well-tested software...
2. Once your computer is working well, leave it alone...
3. Use only one application at a time...
4. Don't rush an application..."

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