Is the kernel panic dead?

G4scott

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Ok, so maybe not dead, but disguised? I got a message, a little translucent window that told me I must reboot my computer. I also saw an iMac at CompUSA with the same message. I couldn't do anything but reboot. Is this Apple's new face for the kernel panic? It seems more user friendly, but I've seen more in 10.2 than I can remember in any other version of OS X...
 

arn

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hmm.. there may have been some sort of problem with the posts tonight... we'll see if this happens more...

As for the kernel panic..

Yes - the "kernel panic" is gone.... it's not a reboot screen that pops up.

arn
 

dnte42

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Ah, yes, the new kernel panic. I got three of them just trying to throw away Microsoft Office after I got the first one when the updater crashed. Go Microsoft. I had to boot into 9 to cleanse my system...
 

G4scott

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Sorry about putting this thread in the wrong place (unless it was a server thing) I didn't even notice where it was going. I kinda miss the old kernel panic. It made me feel like more of a geek...
 

Durandal7

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Oh well, the kernel panic wasn't my favorite part of UNIX. I won't be shedding any tears ;)
 

Hemingray

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Ha ha haaa!
Personally, I'm a bit disappointed with the new "calm" dialogue box. Whatever happened to putting the Fear of God into a Mac user?! "Sorry, a system error occurred" with a picture of a bomb about to explode and a restart/resume button that never worked. Now THAT was good! Or the picture of the Mac running away and lines of mysterious code... or a Sad Mac with the Hawaiian Death Chimes to greet you... those were the days! ;)
 

Durandal7

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Even though kernel panics weren't that serious as a long time mac user anything that the system generates that is white on black would make me uneasy. It probably gave too many people seizures when they associated it with a sad mac.
 

GeeYouEye

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Does anyone know if the sad mac is actually dead? I know I haven't seen it since I tried to run Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.0 on a Macintosh LC, but does it still exist somewhere?
 

alex_ant

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Originally posted by GeeYouEye
Does anyone know if the sad mac is actually dead? I know I haven't seen it since I tried to run Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.0 on a Macintosh LC, but does it still exist somewhere?
You can still see him when you start Classic... so he's been given a stay of execution, I suppose.