The R Zone: Computer Stability Explained: Why Your Computer Crashes, And What You Can Do About It

[ Thanks to Rudd-O
for this link. ]

“Does your computer crash? Do you want to know why? Here’s a
guide which will help you understand why this happens, and
(hopefully) lead you on to a better computing experience.

“‘Computer stability’ is somewhat of a misnomer. The term
‘stability’ is related to the physical properties of an object,
meaning ‘it won’t tip or fall down.’ In the computing world, the
term ‘stability’ is used (by analogy, and rather liberally) to any
situation involving a computer crash (or ‘downfall’)…”

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