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[6]: About the Finder
by mrstep on Fri 25th Mar 2011 15:08 UTC 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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RE[8]: About the Finder
by mrstep on Sat 26th Mar 2011 01:12 in reply to "RE[7]: About the Finder"
mrstep Member since:
2009-07-18

Lol. I definitely disagree with Thom on a lot of Apple stuff, but Finder having some bugs isn't one of them. On the other hand, I still wouldn't call it an epic fail or anything, it's just not awesome and does flake out for me - though I don't think it has for my kids or wife, I think thumbnails of huge images (try Blue Marble NASA ims, for example!) and lots of them tend to take it down.

But I hated Windows Explorer every day I used it for 5 years (and wrote my own replacement that I used the next 5 ;) ).

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