Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Mon 21st Jul 2008 22:38 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Apple Software engineer Satoshi Nakajima, the lead architect of Microsoft's Windows 95, picked up a Mac for the first time two years ago. He was so impressed, he says he'll never again touch a PC again. Satoshi loves Apple products so much, he started a company in April, Big Canvas, to develop for Apple's iPhone platform full-time. "We have chosen iPhone as the platform to release our first product (for) several reasons," explains his company's website. "We love Apple products... You need love to be creative."
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RE[2]: Their first product...
by VenomousGecko on Tue 22nd Jul 2008 00:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Their first product..."
VenomousGecko
Member since:
2005-07-06

A BSOD is just a kernel panic and OS X can also have panics. They used to be a bit frightening:

http://www.osxbook.com/book/bonus/chapter5/panic/images/panic_1.jpg

but now look like this

http://www.leussler.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/osxker...

Edited 2008-07-22 00:47 UTC

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RE[3]: Their first product...
by tyrione on Tue 22nd Jul 2008 00:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Their first product..."
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

A BSOD is just a kernel panic and OS X can also have panics. They used to be a bit frightening:

http://www.osxbook.com/book/bonus/chapter5/panic/images/panic_1.jpg

but now look like this

http://www.leussler.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/osxker...


True, but Apple's kernel doesnt' produce those gloriously useless and cryptic registry addresses that reveal nothing about what the hell just puked.

Linux and OS X are truly missing out on that one.

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thavith_osn Member since:
2005-07-11

True, but Apple's kernel doesnt' produce those gloriously useless and cryptic registry addresses that reveal nothing about what the hell just puked.

I write file system drivers for Windows. When the machine blue screens (which is very common sadly (due to my great programming skills - lol)) it gives me a detailed report of what just happened. You just have to know how to read it. It has saved me hours of debugging.

The Mac's SOD is nicer than the BSOD, but no more enlightening. It doesn't tell you why your machine just "puked", only that it did and how to restart it. There is a dump that you can look at however (just like Win and Lin), but again, you have to know how to read it...

I've not seen the Linux SOD for a while (I hardly run Linux sadly), so can't comment on the amount of detail there...

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stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

True, but Apple's kernel doesnt' produce those gloriously useless and cryptic registry addresses that reveal nothing about what the hell just puked.

Linux and OS X are truly missing out on that one.


Back in about 2000 the BSOD helped me realise that my audio driver was causing crashes. (which i would never have thought seeing as the driver came from the cd.)

download new driver and install, no more crashes. you just have to know what you're looking for. i've used it for a long time and you tend to pick things up as you go.

Edited 2008-07-22 02:33 UTC

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RE[3]: Their first product...
by Ruahine on Tue 22nd Jul 2008 09:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Their first product..."
Ruahine Member since:
2005-07-07

Through no fault of my own I once had half an OSX version installed over a different version of OSX.... when I started it up I got the initial blue screen you usually get when starting and then suddenly half the screen had these runs of monospaced characters (white on black background like from the commandline) which looked like they were running down the screen covering some of the blue.
It was static, but looked like the matrix was trying to take over my computer.... well it failed, but then so did OSX.

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RE[3]: Their first product...
by renhoek on Wed 23rd Jul 2008 17:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Their first product..."
renhoek Member since:
2007-04-29

i like the sad mac a lot more (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sad_Mac)

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