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>>Yes, WinNT provides isolation between processes so that if one crashes they all don't. But then Microsoft did something pretty stupid. When you install Internet Explorer, it replaces a lot of OS code as well and ties it to itself. The file manager then uses IE code, and the desktop shell uses IE code. And they are all sharing a process. So if your browser crashes (pretty easy to do), often you end up rebooting. Or that has been my experience anyway. <<
The file mananger, desktop shell, or any other program does not use IE code unless you chose "Active Desktop" for IE4/5 installation. My NT workstation has been running 24/7 for the past year without any rebooting except when installing service packs. A few programs did force me to reboot in order for the installation process to work. Other than that, I've never had to reboot.
>> There is nothing that you can do with WinNT on the desktop that you can't do with Win95 OSR2 just as well. <...