I made my Macbook cry

If Macs are so perfect why do they keep crashing and dying and need to be rebooted seeminly after every update? I’m just back from another reboot when Flock brought the system down. Yes, yes, must switch to another browser but after Mark’s ranting about the slowness and general bloatedness of OS X Firefox I’m wondering what I’ll use.

For all the fans of Microsoft Windows out there, here’s a sort of BSOD from the Mac. This happened at the last BarCamp in Waterford. I have witnesses!


In the interests of fairness, I should also say that Linux died horribly on me when Firefox, Flock, GIMP and Bibblepro were all loaded and swap went haywire. It was quicker to put it out of it’s misery and reboot than wait for the kernel to kill one of the above apps. But why spoil a good anti-Mac rant by injecting some perspective?

Author: Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Google+ and Twitter.

6 thoughts on “I made my Macbook cry”

  1. You might have some dodgy RAM. I’ve had some good experiences with memtest for MacOS X. The developer is charging a $1.39 download fee as it became so popular it cost him a fortune in bandwidth fees.

    Memtest86 is free if I recall.

  2. Dodgy RAM is one to watch out for, but if you haven’t changed what came stock from Apple then you should have nothing to fear.

    On a side note, I’ve never had any reason to move away from Safari (aside from the occasional TinyMCE necessities)

  3. Hey Donncha,

    Small consolation perhaps, but stability/speed is our big focus for Flock 0.8.x. If you do choose to switch now, be sure to give us a look then…hopefully we’ll be less inconvenient and more empowering.

    Flock on,

    Evan Hamilton
    Flock Community Ambassador
    evan at flock dot com

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