Well everybody's experience is a little different. Dang, and I thought *I* could get long-winded! ; )
I haven't had much luck with windows 9x, I have to restart at least once a day. The memory appears to literally "leak" out. Over time stuff just starts to go wrong if I leave it running.
Not to mention IE 5.x crashes often, during long net sessions...
I hear it's not like that with most NT machines (or other OS's for that matter). Now if I had my machine on dual boot or something or had multiple machines running multiple OS's I could do a better comparison.
I do regularly use other non-Windows OS pc's, but not for 8+ hours at a time (to see if they crash/leak memory constantly).
[This message has been edited by Kurgan (edited August 19, 2000).]