Stan: I agree with Russell that you've been told a bunch of hooey. I do lots and lots of image processing on a Pentium III PC running Windows 2000. I reboot that machine every few months, and then only when I have to shut it down to move it or for some other external reason. This machine (a plain HP Pavilion on which I installed Win 2000) is every bit as solid and reliable as the Linux machine I had running next to it until a few weeks ago. (I was so pleased with Win 2000 that I converted the Linux machine to Win 2k so I could run more of my regular apps on it.) Of course there are Windows and Windows. Windows NT and its descendant Windows 2000 are nearly bulletproof. Windows 98SE is decent but not nearly as robust as NT and 2000, and Windows ME (Mangled Edition?) is nearly useless for anything other than running simple apps and playing games. Wil M. At 06:22 PM 8/29/2001, you wrote: >I think you were told a bunch of hooey. What you heard sounds more >like Windows bashing and Linux fanaticism; two items that tend to be >combined quite frequently. > >Regards, >Russell Corfman --- This message is from the AZ-Observing mailing list. If you wish to be removed from this list, send E-mail to: AZ-Observing-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, with the subject: unsubscribe. The list's archive is at: //www.freelists.org/archives/az-observing This is a discussion list. Please send personal inquiries directly to the message author. In other words, do not use "reply" for personal messages. Thanks.