Are you even trying Apple?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by ScottishCaptain, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. ScottishCaptain macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2008
    This is just ****ing insane.

    I'm sorry, but who the **** is in charge of quality assurance over there at Apple?

    I have had not one or two or three or four but TWELVE clients call me in the past several days wondering what "mach_kernel" was in the root of their Macintosh HD volume. Four of these people managed to blow it away, which immediately rendered their system unbootable.

    Seriously, what the ****.

    How can something like this get past Apple? I know that the file was unhidden by the 10.8.5 supplemental update, because it has appeared on ALL my Macintosh systems as well.

    **** like this really pisses me off, because you've got this kind of crap going on- and then on the other hand, I've got to unhide my friggin' Library folder every ****ing OS update because some ******* in Cupertino thinks I should never have any reason to go into there.

    So basically, they care more about hiding irrelevant crap that nobody cared about, rather then the single most important file on your computer (the operating system kernel). Unbelievable.


  2. dastinger macrumors 6502a


    Mar 18, 2012
    Totally agree. It's ridiculous how Apple lets this kind of things slip. And while personally I haven't had any issues with 10.8.5, this update is the worst I've seen from Apple (use Macs since Tiger).
  3. koban4max macrumors 68000

    Aug 23, 2011
    I agree as well...maybe they got way TOO comfortable...yes?
    Quality of the os x is being degrade as each update/upgrade comes out.
  4. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    Well, 10.9 is much, much better...but it's what 10.7 should've been from the beginning.
  5. koban4max macrumors 68000

    Aug 23, 2011
    I HOPE so...
  6. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    I wonder if adding a . to the file's name will just make it invisible, or as an added bonus, render the Mac inoperable?

    Good thing my User Library is still invisible, or I might get myself in trouble. :rolleyes:
  7. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Changing the file name will render the Mac inoperable.
  8. crjackson2134, Oct 10, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2013

    crjackson2134 macrumors 68040


    Mar 6, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    Just open up a cli terminal and paste this sudo chflags hidden /mach_kernel

    It'll be hidden after that.

    It shouldn't have happened but it's not catastrophic. It amazes me that people will start deleting files willy-nilly when they have NO KNOWLEDGE of what it does. People need to either take the time to learn, or leave it alone and just use their installed apps. My dad use to tell me "Don't fix it, if it ain't broke". Good words to live by in many cases.

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