Originally Posted by rlpiii
I have to use it for real work, and do not need something that locks up and crashes regularly.
I own multiple Falcon NorthWest computers (PCs) and they lock up/crash about once a month if that. There is definately something to be said about a quality built PC over say Dell or HP. I'd also say it's never locked up while "working," but while playing poorly coded games.
I also fully believe in keeping my system clean of un-needed programs running in the background.
Also locking up and crashing is not a PC only symptom. My sister complains regularly about her Macs doing the same thing before she just goes out and buys a new one. She get a new Mac about every 12 to 18 months. I've got an 8 year old Falcon that still runs strong and rarely if ever crashes.
I fully believe both systems are likely just as stable as the other. It's what you do with it and allow to run on it that changes that.