Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Mar 2011 17:24 UTC
Mac OS X Ten years ago, to the day. March 24, 2001, the first official released version of Mac OS X went on sale, for USD 129. It was a massive step up and a massive step down from MacOS 9 at the same time - technically way more advanced, but clearly still in its infancy and pretty much unusable. Kernel panics, crashes, incredibly slow, and lacking many key features. It was so bad, in fact, that Mac OS X 10.1 was released as a free upgrade. Of course, we geeks know that Mac OS X is technically a lot older, but alas, let's just celebrate these 10 years. Maybe Lion will finally bring a usable non-crashing Finder!
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About the Finder
by tuzor on Thu 24th Mar 2011 21:23 UTC
tuzor
Member since:
2007-08-07

The Finder rarely crashes considering how often you're using it, it's all relative.
However that doesn't mean that it's not a big pile of crap although significantly better in 10.7!!

Edited 2011-03-24 21:26 UTC

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RE: About the Finder
by mrstep on Thu 24th Mar 2011 21:33 in reply to "About the Finder"
mrstep Member since:
2009-07-18

Hah, I was thinking the same thing. It's not that it crashes, it's just still not great. But I dislike Windows Explorer a lot more.

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RE: About the Finder
by jackeebleu on Thu 24th Mar 2011 21:40 in reply to "About the Finder"
jackeebleu Member since:
2006-01-26

Finder crash? I haven't seen one of those since 10.2. What are you guys doing to cause the finder to crash?

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RE[2]: About the Finder
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 24th Mar 2011 21:46 in reply to "RE: About the Finder"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Finder crash? I haven't seen one of those since 10.2. What are you guys doing to cause the finder to crash?


Use it?

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RE[2]: About the Finder
by Neolander on Thu 24th Mar 2011 21:51 in reply to "RE: About the Finder"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

They select a file, press and hold the Cmd key, and then try to press the X key. This causes a semi-transparent picture of Steve Jobs putting his death glare on them to fill the screen. After that, the computer freezes, and must be rebooted in order to be usable again.

Edited 2011-03-24 21:52 UTC

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RE[2]: About the Finder
by brunerd on Mon 28th Mar 2011 04:16 in reply to "RE: About the Finder"
brunerd Member since:
2009-08-19

Maybe this?
http://www.brunerd.com/blog/2011/03/22/finders-nasty-inherited-acl-...

Apple needs to bring Finder into the 21st Century and get away from all the old Carbon File Manager cruft! Make Finder truly a Cocoa app, file operations included. The icon really does visually represent the bipolar love/hate relationship some users have with Finder! ;)

Edited 2011-03-28 04:17 UTC

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