Boston Globe: Keeping Crashes to a Minimum

[ Thanks to Eric
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

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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