We use Linux because the possibility of crashes is lower than in other OS but sometimes some programs decide to lock themselves causing different problems to our PC usability.. When it happens we usually decide to use ksysguard but it doesn’t end our program. Today, in our Linux Page we have added a post about another way to solve these kind of matters using the PID. The post is short but we think it could be very useful for many Linux users. In fact, using the PID to kill a program is less time waster than restart the pc. See you soon and thanks for your comments!
I agree with you. This is one of the attractive characteristics of linux. The way the kernel is written, as I understand, no ome program can take complete control over all the resources as can happen in windows. Linux seems to keep everything more compartmentalised so thatm if a program freezes up, it can just be shut down, generally not affecting the rest of the system.