Kent, I have been in the computer business for almost 20 years. I have seen everything crash from mainframes to minis to pcs and running anything from vm/cms to System360/70/90 to unix to linux to windows. They all can drop at any time. If you think you are immune to a system crash or hardware failure because of the type of machine or os you are running you are not being realistic. I hope you keep backups because backups are the only real protection for such occurrences but you already know that. Don't you? Now, I could say that one of the reasons we hear more about wintel systems having more problems than say a Mac is because somewhere in the nieghgorhood of 80% of personal computer systems in the world are running a windows operation system with many different versions of software than the Mac supports but you already know that also.