KiwiNZ: Routers need reboots or you end up with collisions and other network issues. Hmmm 500+ days on a Linux Desktop??? I helped start and Administered the Ubuntu Support Forum that claim pushes credibility a Tad.
'Nuff said really :). Most of the RHEL, SLES and Solaris boxes I work on which would have very sigificant customer impact making the headline news have been up for well over a year.
A weekly reboot is a sign of a poorly developed platform which has a lot of memory leaks.
Not something I would expect in a box I was paying a monthly subscription for that I couldn't do any tinkering with which helps to reduce the stability.