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Microsoft confirms Windows may crash after 49.7 days

Bear Giles
writes:

Not directly related to Linux, other than to emphasize the
reliability of Linux systems.

CNet News reports
that Microsoft confirms
that some Windows 95 and 98 systems will stop responding after
exactly 49.7 days of continuous operation. They have posted a
preliminary fix for the bug..

Microsoft would not (or could not) elaborate on how many users
are affected, why the glitch occurs, or when a reliable fix will be
available.