-- that I'm loving this OS X with a passionfruit?<br><br>I hear people saying, "Hasn't crashed on me yet!", and I'm convinced they're either lying or just using two reliable programs over and over again. Of course it's crashed for me, but that's what I love about OS X.<br><br>Here's what happened today:<br><br>I'm online, transfering a big file to iDisk. I go do something else. When I come back, I discover iDisk is locked up mid-transfer. You can't make the window pull forward to select CANCEL. Oh my!! So I try to force quit the finder. It resists. Then it gives, restarts the finder, and basically recreates the same problem instantly.<br><br>MeOHmy what will I do?<br><br>Lean on the power button, reboot and hold down Apple S, fsck -y my little brains out, fsck -y again to make sure, find something I don't like, insert X CD repair it, boot back up-<br><br>-- everything's fine.<br><br>That was a tough one, but it makes similar OS 9 nightmares a travesty in comparison. I wasn't worried one minute of the above, where in 9 I'd hope this and that would work.<br><br>Ten is Zen.<br><br>Lata<br><br>Do you rhumba? Excellent! Now pick a rhumba and sit down.. GM
I have had one kernel panic in all the time since I started using OS X from the Public Beta days. It has never crashed on me........until yesterday while I was using Limewire. Figured something was wrong when I noticed this download taking forever and ever to finish. It was then that I discovered nothing would respond at all. Totally locked up, the only option was to hold down the power button and reboot. All was fine after that, but this was the first such occurrence for me in OS X. No big deal, but it can happen. I didn't remember to fsck the disk though. Going to do that the next time I have to reboot. Anyway that's my story. Gotta love OS X!<br><br>
... the excitement of a freeze - the anticipation of "force quit app" or "force restart" - the "luxury" of assigning memory & hoping you have enough - the exhiliration of launching app after app, waiting for that moment when all comes crashing down - testing extension after extension to find "the right combination" that'll keep things running - setting up multiple extension sets to suit different apps????<br><br>C'mon! Aren't you bored to tears with all that stability? What the heck can you possibly find to do with all the free time you now have? Aren't your friends and families apprehensive about your new found happiness? Don't you find it disturbing when you walk down the street with that big grin, that folks seem to give you a wide birth for fear of contracting whatever is making you so gleeful?<br><br>Admit it - you really do miss OS 9! Don't you? <br><br>[color:red]Alec</font color=red>
I'll let you in on a little secret - I've been in contact with Tom Bednarz, the creator of Goliath, who tells me the app is still in development stages for X. He states he's doing his best to get things right as soon as possible. And he does admit that Goliath is almost flawless in OS 9, but has a ways to go for X.<br><br>I've been using my iDisk and Goliath daily for a lot of large file transfers without a hitch in 9.<br><br>[color:red]Alec</font color=red>
You jest about OS 9, but I have an experience to relate. Making my tile, I needed to use my old Photoshop setup, with tablet and an RGB monitor, so I used my old 604/200 tower running OS 8.5, or thereabouts. As always with that machine, it ran perfectly. Never a crash, never a freeze, never a hiccup. I had the file up on the screen for over a week without ever quitting photoshop or closing the file. <br><br>For years, I have been incredulous about the reports of MacOS's instability. For years, I've been defending Macs as being highly stable machines. My macs have always--throughout my history as a Mac user--been exceedingly stable. I could leave them running for weeks, even months, without a restart. The software I used included graphics, internet, music, Word, organizers, etc., etc. Frankly, my personal record for time without a restart with OS X is nowhere near my record with OS 8.x. It COULD be, but I always have to restart for some reason, like troubleshooting the network. <br><br>The worst OS I ever used as far as instability was OS 9.0.2. Well, that's not including some early OS--perhaps it was System 6, or maybe it was System 3.x. But I mean recently in the past 4 years. In travelling, I consulted with lots of Mac-based operations which asked me to find their problems. I'd always hook up my Syquest cartridge drive, dump their system folder, put in a new one, and manually add their extensions, preferences and control panels, weeding out suspicious ones. Afterward, they had trouble-free operation, too, until some dodo would come along and install some freeware porn-viewer or something like that from the internet which just happened to change the version of Quicktime back a few years, knock out the networking files, and so forth. <br><br>The only real problem the MacOS ever had was that it didn't come with a bullet-proof system that couldn't be altered. But then it wouldn't have been MacOS. Apple should have put out a list of extensions required to make things work right, and a constantly updated list of current extensions, control panels, and so forth which should be in every System Folder. Set up your System Folder properly, then configure the memory for each application, and you've got a stable system. <br><br>I still cringe to hear people talk about the inherent instability of Macs. It just wasn't true, or to put it more accurately, it was USER ERROR! <br><br>I love OS X, but when I go over there to my other machine running OS 8.5, I do not feel alienated or obsolete. It can do all I do here at my PB with OSX, almost, with the same efficiency. Actually, some of my work over there actually goes faster, because I have a working copy of QuicKeys there, which is the #1 key to a powerful PowerMac. As soon as I have QuicKeys on OSX, I'll have a "new" machine that finally can keep up with my old classic tower.<br><br>Shooshie<br><br><br>-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-<br><br><br><br><br>Shooshie's Stuff
Is Goliath carbon? It will run in 9? /slaps forehead... DOH!<br><br>Damn!!! That would have saved me the better part of a day when trying to upload my mosaic tile to my iDisk. You would not believe what I went through trying to make that happen, and I'm not about to tell you, but it took over 12 hours. Maybe the better part of 24 hours. I NEVER got my mosaic tile uploaded!!! I sent it directly to Nebosuke through email after nearly pulling out my hair. If I had tried Goliath in OS 9, it just might have worked. Dang!<br><br>EDIT: To clarify, I used Goliath and the Finder in OS X, and both would hang up at the beginning of the upload. Could NOT get them to upload a 4.3MB document. I ended up deleting half my iDisk to make sure there was room. Goliath does not show the amount of space left, which is essential when working with iDisk. Anyway... had it worked in 9, I might have been through very quickly, though I never think to boot into 9 to try things like that.<br><br><br>Shooshie<br><br><br>-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-<br><br><br><br><br>Shooshie's Stuff<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Shooshie on 04/27/02 00:13 AM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
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