Windows = Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by farqueue, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    Windows = Blue Screen of Death
    Mac = Beachball of Death



    Grrrrr......
     
  2. cbetta macrumors regular

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  3. Badandy macrumors 68040

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    Yes you are. He is saying the endlessly spinning beachball is just as bad as the blue screen, which I have actually never gotten on a PC. I tend to agree. Upping my RAM did help though...
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Beachball is fun in the sun.


    Arguably a kernel panic screen is more closely aligned with the BSOD. Either way, all operating systems screw up every now and then. It's the frequency and potential data/time loss from these problems that determines how reliable an OS is IMO. :)
     
  5. furious macrumors 65816

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    Jesus save but only Buddha makes incremental backups;)
     
  6. Bern macrumors 68000

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  7. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

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    You have this incorrect..

    An equivalent to Beachball of Death = Hourglass
     
  8. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

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    Windows != Mac

    The BSOD only comes in blue and white (did something bad), red and white (did something REALLY bad), or black and white (xbox 360) and is boring. The cause of the problem cannot be solved a lot of the time, but can be triggered at the drop of a hat. In Windows XP, Microsoft has set the default behavior to reboot on bluescreen so you see this a lot less.
    BSOD-WinXP.jpg RSOD.JPG
    The Kernel Panic comes in multiple shades of gray and multiple languages and looks cooler. Usually can be traced to a hardware issue or bad program, which is easily gotten rid of in most cases.
    106227_2.jpg KernelPanicMessages.png
    The beachball is rainbow colored, and you can still do other tasks while the beachball is spinning.
    waitcursor.gif
    The hourglass (not shown due to a limited number of attachments), often comes before a crash, and often does not allow you to switch to another task while taking up all your CPU time.
     
  9. Clydefrog macrumors 6502a

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    A red screen! it should be called "The red screen of hell"
     
  10. thechris69 macrumors 6502

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    ive gotten that restart screen once before... i inserted the velvet revolver contraband cd into my g4, and that screen appeared... weird...
     
  11. Mr. Mister macrumors 6502

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    Beachball just applies to individual apps, BSOD = screwed.
     
  12. grockk macrumors 6502

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    When people claim that they've never had a crash on XP this is the reason.

    I frequently find my Media Center box has crashed the night before, only because the uptime in the morning is only a few hours. Or I'd never know. On other PC's I fix and there are usually a number of crashes listed in the Event Log. Crashes on PC's has become common place.

    But in MS's defense, my laptop will run for weeks without even needing a reboot. One time it was 2 months and only rebooted cuz of an update.
     
  13. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a

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    Here Here.
     
  14. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    I call BS on that one ;)

    Actually sometimes I'll get a "non spinning beachball" which is basically when the process is finished but the OS forgets to make the pointer an arrow again. Very strange.
     
  15. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    I agree! 100%!
     
  16. viperguy macrumors 6502

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    lol that's fun.... didn't think OSX had such things. that's soooo PC like!
     

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