Hi All - So in the past couple of months (although it doesn't seem to be specifically tied to an update that I've noticed), the macs in our home - both intel and ppc - have started having finder just die every so often. Ever since 10.2 I've been able to make finder die (permanently, force quit's restart does not help, kill in the terminal, even with -9, doesn't help - technically the process goes 'zombie' for those of you who care about the unix side of it). You can induce the problem by taking a large file on a wifi network and copy it to a remote smb share and simply walk with the laptop to the range limits of the network. 50% of the time, this will cause finder to unrecoverably die (in my experience with multiple ibooks and powerbooks with OS X versions 10.2 to current). This is easy to avoid - I just don't copy large files when near the range limits of a network, but now it happens on my Powermac and our home's new core2 duo iMac even when just doing local file operations. It seems to impact me the most when doing file operations with an external USB drive. It implies to me that when there is a read failure, OS X never times out the operation and cannot recover from the failure. Please note that it is not exclusive to the use of a USB drive, it just comes up there more often. Also note that when I say I'm doing large file operations, I mean I may be copying 30 gigs of files that are up to 4 gigs each. The rest of the system continues to work, and if I need to I can actually delay having to reboot by using Gnome or terminal to do file operations - but I never get finder back. This has led to me having to reboot my Powermac more times in the past 2 months than in my entire time owning the computer. Does anyone else have this issue or have any suggestions on how to fix it?