OT: application crashes (was Re: [OS X TeX] speed of typesetting on a MacBook?)

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu Jan 12 10:52:54 EST 2006

On Jan 12, 2006, at 10:31 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> I assume it isn't the OS that is crashing, only those applications.  
> I found 10.4.3 and now 10.4.4 quite stable. Earlier versions seemed  
> to have major problems with launchd, mdimport or other low level  
> processes which tended to lock up the system occasionally so other  
> applications couldn't run; I waited 60s for loginwindow to run to  
> shut off my system at times.

For the morbidly curious, the count now stands at:

2 - Quark XPress
2 - Adobe InDesign
1 - Microsoft Word
1 - Extensis Suitcase
1 - Adobe Acrobat (or Extensis Pitstop)

Still at 0 are Mac OS X itself and Macromedia FreeHand and Adobe  
PhotoShop and Illustrator.

I did colour code the chart though so that I can enumerate crashes  
into the thousands per app --- earlier last week I was crashing Quark  
4--9 times / day (on an older machine running Jaguar which was kind  
of stressed by the work and had an old, cluttered install), hence the  


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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