The Firefox gets a new release every month. More useless features instead of stability/speed updates... That browser is still ages beyond Chrome when it comes to speed. Surprisingly Chrome pulls it off better. But I am not a Chrome user so I don't know how stable they are and/or if new bugs/features made it slower or not. Other paid software loves to update itself twice a year. Instead of patching their old software and making it stable and usable they come up with more features which introduces more bugs. And again more freezes/sluggishness. And for those who value security, new features = more possible bugs to exploit. So really how secure is the newest and the greatest? So I went the Linux route. Right, one would think that the Linux gurus would have more logical reasoning to choose stability/speed over anything else. Wrong. Well almost.... I started with Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Both on 6 month release schedule. More features introduced with more bugs. My laptop would freeze/crash at least twice a week. So I went with Ubuntu LTS better but still more unresolved bugs... Windows 7 is hell of a lot more stable than Ubuntu LTS. Really a shame for the Ubuntu community and towards Linux community because this is the first distro that people usually try. Almost made me switch back to Windows because of all those issues. Well the good part is that once I went down Centos/Debian way 3 months ago, I got one time that Centos slowed down for me for 5 seconds before the application recovered itself almost instantly without any crash. Debian 2 months now and not a single slow down. Not a single crash. Not a single Freeze. Of course I am running Iceweasel 24.4.0 (FF derivative), Libre Office 3.5 and some other slightly older applications but all of them super fast and never crash on me. Not a single freeze or slow down. So why do people like eye candy over speed and stability?