> > > In article <20030630154258.20861.00003105mb-m02.aol.com>,
> > > [email]mikeq1139aol.com[/email] (Mikeq1139) wrote:
> > >
> > > > <<
> > > > I tried OSX a few months ago and it seemed to cause my G4 to crash more
> > > > than usual, so I took it off. I'm not ready to make the switch yet, but
> > > > would like to get used to it gradually without interference in my daily
> > > > work. Would having it all by itself, on an external hard disk be a
> > > > better way to do this?
> > > > >><BR><BR>
> > > >
> > > > OS X never crashes on me. Programs occasionally crash, but not the
> > > > system.
> > > > What do you have on your system that is causing crashes?
> > >
> > > True, the crashes didn't always bring the whole system down, but
> > > programs crashed more often (mostly when in Classic Mode) than they ever
> > > did before I installed OSX. I had OSX on its own separate partition, yet
> > > it seemed to install files on my OS9 partition as well (at least I
> > > assumed they were OSX files, because they were not there before I
> > > installed OSX). Things got so weird that I deleted OSX . Even after all
> > > traces of it seemed to be gone, the system was unstable for a few days.
> > > In desperation, I reformatted my hard disk and reinstalled everything
> > > (except OSX). It's been fine since (only a couple of crashes a month).
> > > Anyway, I want to "tread lightly," knowing that I'll probably have to
> > > sucb to OSX one day. It looks great, and I know that it's an
> > > improvement (over OS9) in many ways, but from what I gather from people
> > > here, when something goes wrong, the fixit remedies are totally
> > > different from the way they've always been. With OS9, I can look at my
> > > System Folder and understand it, and fix the problem myself
> > > (occasionally needing help from another Mac user). The OSX system files
> > > look more like Windows files--with cryptic names. From the sound of some
> > > of the discussions about OSX here, you almost have to be a computer
> > > programmer to fix an OSX problem. The reason I got hooked on Macs (in
> > > 1989) is because non-geeks could maintain them and figure things out
> > > intuitively.