and will now shut down" and of course, only choice is "OK" and it did. She only uses her computer to surf web, read email and use word processing program occasionally. Should we track down and fix this meaningless "problem"?
Several Apples ago, I bought a book called "Macs for Dummies" and my all time favorite line from that book is repeated over and over again throughout book. "This message is meaningless, ignore it and reboot" in reference to any one of many possible error messages in dialog boxes that appear on screen before, during or after a system crash.
One thing I understand very clearly on list of benefits Phil Schiller's numbered powerpoint slides was point number 3. "Embrace Open Standards" that means that Apple is committed to coming out of hiding when it comes to proprietary software. It means that new core of Unix that underlies OS X makes it incredibly stable, available to tweaks and improvements in security and usability by geeks worldwide, not just those in Apple headquarters in Cupertino.
OS X crashes less often, makes me smile more than OS 9 did, it does its job faster and even comes with System 9 built in, to run all software that worked on it before you upgraded. I struggled to remember how much RAM I had in my iMac DV when I spoke to an Apple representative on trade show floor and recalled that I had asked them to double what it came with when I bought it, so that means it will run OS X, according to rep.
COOL! I don't know how it works, but I use it 8 hours a day so it's important that I like using it. I do.
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