You know, I've never had my iPad crash and I've never had a Windows machine that didn't.
But Microsoft didn't make the hardware. This could be interesting for an old guy who reluctantly gave up TRS-DOS for MS-DOS and has used a Microsoft OS ever since.
phrelin, Knock wood, However I can't recall the last time I had one of my windows machines crash.
My work Windows XP Pro computer did crash, I replaced the bad memory and it works reliable every day too.
The two Point of sale computers here run XP and they run 24 hours a day. The last time one of them went down was a hardware failure, I replaced the bad capacitors on the motherboard and it was back up and running an hour later. The other one never went down but I replaced the power supply since the fan was getting noisy.
I blame the the fact that they are reliable on shutting them down, except the point of sale computers and the servers (run 24 -7, no problems), each night, quality components and brands, blowing the dust out and only using Intel CPUs.