• Question: How often do the computers crash

    Asked by maroha17 to William, Katie, James, Giuseppe, Gary, Christina on 16 Jan 2020.
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      James Bentham answered on 16 Jan 2020:

      Computers have different types of operating systems. The one most people know best is Windows, which doesn’t crash as much as it used to, but isn’t that stable. I use Linux, which is well known for not crashing – it probably only crashes once a year at most.

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      Giuseppe Cotugno answered on 20 Jan 2020:

      It depends on how much you load them. A lot plays the operative system as well (e.g. Windows 10). If the operative system is loading the computer very much already and you open several browser tabs and you start a 3D-intensive videogame, it could be that the operative system is unable to cope with the calculations and the memory load and simply gives up.

      In general, computers should be quite reliable and the event of the whole computer crashing should be rare. Unfortunately, for home computers, this is not always the case.