Stable As A Mac?

TCGS

macrumors newbie
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Aug 23, 2006
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Im new to macs, Im using one because everyone says its better, dont crash, faster, blah blah blah. Bulls Testicals I say. I have being using it for about a day now, and I have managed to locate the 'blue screen of death' (only its white) twice, and it has crashed Opera a few times. I have a PC, and I have had it for THREE YEARS, and ONCE have I found the "blue screen".

I have tried to network it, following all guides I can find, inc this one on the site, and it just dont work.

Is it just the one im using. Maybe not, I used another one the other day, a brand new G5. Guess what, no white screen of death, but it kept crashing, unlike my PC....

Guess what they say about macs is false :(
 

Killyp

macrumors 68040
Jun 14, 2006
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Actually I'd say you've got a dodgy Mac. Take it back, it should never crash that often. My Mac has never given me a Kernel Panic (it's not a Blue Screen of Death).

Another problem could be that you say your 'Blue Screen of Death" is white. That is not a recent version of Mac OS. It sounds like you're on a much older, more unstable version such as OS 10.1.

Click on the Apple Logo in the top left, and click "About This Mac". Tell me what you see...
 

TCGS

macrumors newbie
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Aug 23, 2006
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I didnt click on the "about this mac" thing, cause its off atm, and takes about 2 mins to load up, but its the same age as my PC, the OS is 10.2.(something) but the G5 that I crashed, was a new OS (tiger or summin like that). Prehaps macs know im coming, and they dont like me :confused:

It is also possiable, that I have managed to get a really good PC, and a bad mac...

Why wont it work when i network it? The problem is I dont know where the problem is lol. Its either on windows settings, or mac settings. who knows...
 

FleurDuMal

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May 31, 2006
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London Town
It sounds like you have a bad Mac to me. I've had my Macbook for a good few months now and have had one kernal panic (but I think that was due to some poorly written third party software).

Imho, if you know a lot about PC's, it's very easy to build and run a PC which is just as stable as a Mac. The idea that PC's will automatically succomb to a deadly virus and 100s of blue screens of death is rubbish. However, it is far easier to keep a stable and safe Mac than it is a PC.
 

21stcenturykid

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May 6, 2006
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Newcastle UK
10.2? the probable reason for it being a bad mac is 'cos its so old! and if your networking using and ethernet cable jst plug the thing in and your there sorted! and u can connect your PC to it by create a new network space and then connecting over your router. took me about 5 minutes todo on mine and im useless with computers!(4 of those minutes were the PC loading the network screen:p )
 

iVersa

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Aug 12, 2006
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London, UK
You definately have a bad mac, I have owned my iMac g5 for about 9 months now and it has never ever crashed or given me any problems - ever. Also I have an ibook in my office which Ive had for about 6 months and it too has never given me any problems other than the odd 5 second freeze in photoshop due to processor speed.

Macs are wonderful machines, maybe you need to get yours looked at.

What machine do you have and with what specs? If it is a g3 with 700mhz processor and 256 ram, I don't think you have a very strong argument.
 

Max on Macs

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Feb 25, 2006
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Milton Keynes, UK
This MacBook Pro I'm using right now hasn't had a kernel panic once, ever, at all. Hasn't crashed at all. Once or twice a program has stopped responding, but tahnks to MacOS X's awesome method of handling this kind of thing (unlike Windows') that's not a big deal... You really should take that machine back. If it's less than 14 day old they will give you a new one, otherwise they will sent it away to be repaired.
 

Soulstorm

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Feb 1, 2005
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None of the macs I have owned during the last 10 years have shown any problems at all. My G5 has approx 1 year to show a kernel panic. And before that, nothing at all..

There must be something wrong with your system.