I have used Windows since 3.1. Windows 7 will run fantastic, without reboots till I install something that requires rebooting. When a program goes down, Windows doesn't crash - the process that was crashing ends. XP & Vista users have no idea what a blissful platform Windows 7 is in comparison. Windows 8 runs even better in some ways. I am not a Linux or Mac hater, they are great systems, but how can people who have never used Win 7 talk about how it performs, when they have no idea?