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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RE[2]: About the Finder
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 24th Mar 2011 21:46 UTC 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[3]: About the Finder
by testman on Thu 24th Mar 2011 22:05 in reply to "RE[2]: About the Finder"
testman Member since:
2007-10-15

Seriously Thom, what is it you actually DO to cause it to crash?

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RE[4]: About the Finder
by mrhasbean on Thu 24th Mar 2011 23:11 in reply to "RE[3]: About the Finder"
mrhasbean Member since:
2006-04-03

Seriously Thom, what is it you actually DO to cause it to crash?


I have to agree. I "use it" on a daily basis, most days for the whole working day. I have both network and internet hosted volumes mounted, as well as internal, USB and Firewire drives, am constantly moving files (drag and drop) between local, network and internet volumes, have auto synchronisation of various volumes using Time Machine, iDisk sync and CCC (which includes auto mounting and unmounting of volumes), all happening at the same time, have a Windows VM running in VBox that has local filesystem access (not that this is specifically Finder related, but it does access the filesystem), and I can't remember the last time the Finder crashed.

PEBCAK maybe?

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RE[3]: About the Finder
by helf on Thu 24th Mar 2011 22:18 in reply to "RE[2]: About the Finder"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

I have never had Finder crash on our mac pro or mbp at work nor on my mba. What exactly happens?

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RE[4]: About the Finder
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 24th Mar 2011 23:25 in reply to "RE[3]: About the Finder"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

What exactly happens?


Network shares are a pain in the Finder. Random "disconnects" (it's still supposedly there but the Finder can't read anything), resuming from sleep causes the Finder to beachball for 5 minutes when opening mounted shares, and every now and then (few times a month, sometimes every week) it'll just give up and crash. Restarting is impossible, you'll get a numerical error - only a full reboot will fix it.

I've had consistent issues like this crossing 4 releases, and about... Seven, 8 Macs or so. Do a Google search - you'll see I'm not the only one.

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RE[3]: About the Finder
by tetek on Fri 25th Mar 2011 09:10 in reply to "RE[2]: About the Finder"
tetek Member since:
2010-10-04

I too use it for years and it crashes less than i.e. skype - almost never. I don't know what you do to crash it but if it's frequent - check for plugins or some wild soft with messes up

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RE[4]: About the Finder - OT
by jabbotts on Fri 25th Mar 2011 12:25 in reply to "RE[3]: About the Finder"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Off topic question; does Skype have a way to disable starting and logging in at bootup? Normally this is a checkbox in the Skype options but for some reason I can't seem to find that setting in the Osx version. I'm sure it's a ID10-T issue but I can't spot what I'm missing here.

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