Windows 7 is more stable than Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Pika, Oct 26, 2009.

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  1. Pika macrumors 68000


    Oct 5, 2008
    Windows 7 is stable if you aren't running it on shoddy hardware. OSX has just as much a chance to lock up if those are the circumstances.

    I've never had Vista x64 nor Windowx 7 x64 lock up even once on my desktop because of a Microsoft-related issue. The only issues I've run into, which were resolved fairly quickly, involved nvidia's driver support.
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    I've never had any Snow Leopard issues either.

    You say OS X can lock up too, but you don't say under what circumstances you are referring to. If you are referring to hardware, that is unlikely to happen since Apple controls both the hardware and software. Possible, yes, but unlikely.
  3. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2009
    Paris, France
    Why MORE stable ? SL is very stable... even if it has still some bugs to correct.
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    I'm not saying you're wrong, but to come out and state that one is more stable than the other, given presumably nothing more than your own limited personal experience isn't really going to change anyone's opinions one way or the other, is it?

    What is the point of this thread?
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Unfortunately, it probably will at least bring out people to question SL over Win 7. Those people are generally inept and rely on simple statements like this to make computing decisions. However, if people are smart they'll test both and see what happens you know?

    Is SL unstable? I don't know. In my limited user experience on three very different machines I have not found SL to be unstable.
  6. RKO macrumors 6502


    Oct 21, 2008
    Perhaps Pika you might want to validate your OP with the type of pc you are using with the operating systems and the environment you are using them in e.g what workloads and programs. Just a thought to give more substance to your statement.
  7. CalMin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2007
  8. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2008
    I call mega troll.

    What the OP is saying is
    - His Seven never hangs (or very rarely because of driver .... well it IS a hang IMO)
    - His OSX never hangs
    - consequence: Win7 is more stable

    Seriously, what's the point of your topic ?!
  9. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    #Windows 7-running computers with problems/# of total computers with Windows 7 installed


    #Snow Leopard-running computers with problems/# of total computers with Snow Leopard installed

    Come back with real data and we'll talk. Second the troll comment.
  10. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

    Jan 8, 2009
    I don't think he's trolling. Might be missing a few facts though.

    Most all issues on Windows seem to be always hardware/driver related. I've got a Dell quad running Vista SP1 and it's rock solid. I haven't had the BSOD since Windows '98. Never did see it on XP.

    Of course SL hasn't crashed once for me either.

    But I think Win7 is going to cause Apple some heartburn - and that's a good thing for us.
  11. chill. macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2008
    this is hilarious, when people complained that leopard was more stable than vista, there was never any objective evidence. people just gave their anecdotal perspectives and called it a day

    now when the reverse happens, suddenly people are asking for facts and data. what a witch-burning..

    the man is giving his opinion and you are calling him a troll. ok kids, settle down now
  12. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

    May 21, 2009
    give your win7 registry a month or two of use and come back here and try to claim that win7 is more stable than OSX. you'll be singing a different tune.

    even the best maintained systems fall victim to MS' registry inefficiencies at some point in my experience.

    BTW, OP: I love this page in your Flickr account:

    Because of this comment left by iBrittnee:

    12,000 worth of equipment to draw furry porn - check

    anime posters on the wall - check

    barren white walls - check

    $50 desk - check

    cheap office chair - check

    mom's basement - check

    will never know the touch of a woman - check
  13. NeroAZ macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2009
    Phoenx, AZ
    could that be because this is a MAC site and and not a windows site?

    i'm pretty sure if a similar post on some windows site about SL being more stable than windows would cause a flame war or banning, compared to people asking for facts to back it up or calling them a troll.
  14. deltaiscain macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2008
    Well, it is true, for me. Windows 7 is more stable for me than snow leopard, latest version.
    If i look at my logs of crashes, i see 20+ :eek: in snow leopard
    Half of these are from no apple applications, but the rest are OS components like UIServer, Finder, etc.
    In windows 7 i had 0 OS crashes, and 2 application crashes.
  15. annk Administrator


    Staff Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    I don't see this ending up in any sort of constructive direction.
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