I was issued an Apple MacBook Pro at work today. We are about to deploy some Apple servers, and apparently server administration works better if done from a Mac OS X client.
Construction, aesthetics, fit and finish, and design seem more refined than typical PC laptops.
However, after I installed an AirPort update, I ran Safari and then installed iTunes. Safari crashed HARD. I couldn’t even force quit it. Because of that, I couldn’t even restart the computer. It just refused to close out the OS.
So I had to power the thing off by holding down the power button for 5 seconds.
Powering back on, I get this nasty error:
Yeah, that’s right, kernel panic! As in, “you’re gonna reinstall from scratch.”
One hour later I’m back up–after reinstalling from scratch! With some help, I learned how to hold down Option to force the equivalent of pressing F8 in Windows. I erased the old image and installed a whole new OS.
For all of Windows’s faults, Vista has never left me this stranded!