What I find most disturbing is that you were so free in admitting to a certain medical problem (ulcers?! Come on now! That is quite possibly way too much info, dude!).
Actually, Windows is no better or worse than Linux. Especially if, after you install Windows, you turn the box off and then unplug every single cable that is connected to it (especially the power cable). If you did that you would find that the computer didn't hang nearly as often! Don't believe me? My P75 computer hasn't been turned on in, oh, four years. In that entire time it has not once crashed or BSOD'd on me, not once!!! And it's running Win95!!! Unbelievable, but true!
Anyway, thanks for sharing your ulcer causing rant with us. Makes me feel like I've connected with another human being. My wife says that I should get away from my computer at least once every day and connect, really connect, with a human being! See...now I can feel connected and never leave my computer! Yippee!!!
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