Was just reading the faq @ http://www.refcofx.com/vscomp.htm here's what they said about Java trading platforms: "6. Your trading platform may be pretty, but is it java-based? If your forex dealer answers yes to this question, watch out! RefcoFX clients can trade without having to worry about the slow execution, freezing, and server crashes that are linked to Java-based systems during heavy trading times. In the online currency trading industry, the online trading platform used by RefcoFX is virtually unrivaled in trading volume and technical efficiency. The platform has a proven track record of reliability and stability, even during the most turbulent market conditions. The RefcoFX Trading Station is a Windows-based program rather than a server-based system. This creates a safer, faster, and more reliable platform for trading. PCs today are very powerful and RefcoFX chooses to harness that power for the sake of reliability and scalability. The RefcoFX Trading Station is not only robust, but also intuitive and user friendly. All relevant trading information is displayed in one concise dealing screen. RefcoFX feeds real time executable prices to clients, and updates P/L on all open and closed positions, account balance, risk management, and other information in real time with each price change. Traders are able to customize the RefcoFX Trading Station's user interface by changing fonts, colors, and window size and location. The RefcoFX Trading Station also provides full, real time snapshots of account statements including detailed information regarding every open position, open order, margin position and generated profit/loss per trade. There is also an integrated margin call feature, which minimizes risk by automatically closing positions if the account balance falls below the margin requirement as a result of trading losses. " Is Java truly more unstable than a windows based platform?