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[4]: About the Finder
by mrhasbean on Thu 24th Mar 2011 23:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: About the Finder"
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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[5]: About the Finder
by tylerdurden on Thu 24th Mar 2011 23:16 in reply to "RE[4]: About the Finder"
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Same here. I use OSX heavily most of the week. I have seen the finder crash maybe a couple of times in YEARS of usage.

That is the problem with qualitative arguments and hearsay being put forth. Something which most technical writers without proper engineering background miss when writing about a field which demands quantitative and precise data/arguments (science being what it is).

Being inside engineering groups which produce some of these products, it is always a hoot to read these sort articles in which the author is projecting their cluelessness on the subject more than anything.

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RE[6]: About the Finder
by mrstep on Fri 25th Mar 2011 14:40 in reply to "RE[5]: About the Finder"
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I've had it crash and/or freeze on my Mac Pro with 24GB RAM. I'm doing high-res rendering & Photoshop work (2Kx2K, 4Kx4K) + development. It sometimes will actually choke when building the thumbnail image previews - I go into a directory, and I've seen all 24 cores go to 100% Finder usage and become non-responsive, thumbnails stay blank, and waiting doesn't help. I've had other cases where it wouldn't update the thumbnails anymore - update in PS, save, thumb is unchanged. If you quicklook, you see the changes. Doing a restart of it fixes it.

I'm sure it's a corner case, but I imagine I'm not the only one who has one.

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