Originally posted by Michael Wilkie
I can't believe so many people are witnessing such instability. I almost never experience application crashes, except for Flash, which has always sucked. I think everyone having such problems could probably benefit from some basic system maintenence. Get yourself a copy of TinkerTool System and run system maintence scripts, repair permissions, etc. I'm sure there are free apps that do the same thing, though not as pretty as TinkerTool System. At the very least, repair permissions using Disc Utility every few weeks or so.
Yeah I know what you mean, I beat the hell out of this machine (dual 533 1GB of RAM) It runs as a full time server, PHP-Mysql, and I regularly running out of RAM and dipping into swap space, I hack the hell out of the system and this thing runs like a tank.
I never ever run cron jobs, or any other kind of system maintenance. I also leave my machine on all the time as it functions as a server, I probably restart it some where between once a week to once a month. (Updates that require restarts).
Personally I could not ask for more out of this machine, The only Apps that ever crash on me are the really crappy ones that I expect that kind of nonsense from, or other problematic apps, Like OW 4.5 will crash like every 5 minutes, but I think that happens for everyone using OW 4.5...