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[5]: About the Finder
by t3RRa on Fri 25th Mar 2011 01:34 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: About the Finder"
t3RRa
Member since:
2005-11-22

That's what is called "user epic failures"!

Even the Finder of Tiger on my iMac Snow (which is G3 600Mhz) does not crash. I do not even need to mention my MBP 13". Oh and I never had a Finder crash on my iMac G3 333Mhz with Panther running either! It was really slow though the Finder had never crashed.

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RE[6]: About the Finder
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 25th Mar 2011 07:20 in reply to "RE[5]: About the Finder"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Why is that a user failure? Or are you just trolling?

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RE[7]: About the Finder
by henderson101 on Fri 25th Mar 2011 11:31 in reply to "RE[6]: About the Finder"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Why is that a user failure? Or are you just trolling?


It might not be user fail, but you have a lot of anecdotal evidence and so does everyone who contradicts you... the truth lies somewhere inbetween though. SMB has always been problematic on every non Microsoft platform, so using that as a reason the Finder sucks doesn't really prove a lot. Ever try using SMB under BeOS with Netserver? Exercise in pain. I've used Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard and the reliability of SMB has gotten better with each iteration. Couple that with the news that Lion is dropping SAMBA in favour of an Apple internal implementation, well, I guess the future might be better!

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RE[7]: About the Finder
by t3RRa on Fri 25th Mar 2011 21:10 in reply to "RE[6]: About the Finder"
t3RRa Member since:
2005-11-22

It depends on what is in your mind when you are trolling in every Mac news article including the ones you posted. Is it an article about Finder in Mac OS X? If you want others not to defend Apples' side, just do not troll in the first place.

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RE[6]: About the Finder
by mrstep on Fri 25th Mar 2011 15:08 in reply to "RE[5]: About the Finder"
mrstep Member since:
2009-07-18

I wouldn't call it any sort of epic fail - it's more stable than it used to be. But the fact that you haven't had it crash for you, while being absolutely wonderful, doesn't mean that Thom, I, or others haven't had issues. Like I say, I think the amount/severity of failure is overstated, at least for what I've run into, but it's not some perfectly stable app either. And depending on how Thom is using it, he may see issues more often than I do.

There are tens of millions of users - it's just possible someone has issues and that that someone happens not to be (lucky!) you. ;)

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RE[7]: About the Finder
by t3RRa on Fri 25th Mar 2011 21:06 in reply to "RE[6]: About the Finder"
t3RRa Member since:
2005-11-22

I know. Actually I was teasing Thom who (and because) always trolling on Mac ever since. He should be not biased.. at least try hard not to. considering his position on OSNews.

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