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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Do ibooks crash often?


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I've had occasional crashes with my winxp laptop and desktop. I've heard macs are hard to crash. Have any of you had many freeze ups?
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Only crashes i've had were due to cheap and nasty RAM, keep it kosher and you'll be fine.
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The only crash I've ever had was with Word 2k4, which is by Microsoft. Stay away from Office 2k4 suite and your Mac shouldn't ever crash.

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I've had mine for about 4 months now it's NEVER crashed....


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I've had mine for about 4 months now it's NEVER crashed....
way to knock on wood! I'm so excited about getting away from the blue screen you have no idea.
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To be fair, I just got an ibook after being an exclusive PC user for the last 7 years. XP is pretty stable and if anything software crashes but not the OS. I have already had programs crash on this guy. Nothing major but not surprising either.
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Let me add that I have had Apps crash or lock up, but nothing that has brought the whole OS down. That has really only happened twice on Desktop, and both times it was a profile problem.


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XP is pretty stable and if anything software crashes but not the OS. .

I concur, if you have quality hardware and all the latest updates, XP is pretty stable.
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Don't listen to Absolute Zero, he's always high on something.
Well look at this. I don't say a thing, don't show up for days, and already you are telling people not to listen to what I say, when I don't even comment. Just go away if you don't like me, k? k.

And for the record, I have never been high on anything. I am against drugs/alcohol. I was high once, I inhaled too much of wallpaper paste fumes when doing an art project, as well as a few other kids... it wasn't fun.
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My Apples crash more than my PC.
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My iBook has seriously crashed (i.e. kernel panic) twice since I got it (june '04)

Several times apps have unexpectedly quit on me, but then you just have to restart the app..

My XP machine was desperately needing a fresh reinstall when I switched, it constantly kept on crashing my large school assignments, it was so annoying that I actually went and installed linux & openoffice to finish the assignment...
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OK, don't scare me guys. I going to be ordering an Apple iBook 12" 1.2Ghz soon. I'm gonna stick some quality Crucial RAM in there, not some cheap generic one. Surely these crashes are just the usual ones like on Windows XP where you have too many programs running for example and one slows down and the only option is to reboot? I hope it's not to do with the OS or anything because I really do not want to be forced to get a Windows laptop (which I'll dual-boot with Linux anyways).
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i really wouldn't worry too much about crashes on an ibook. I think nowadays both mac and windows have come to a point where they are fairly stable in both regards. always expect the worse and save your work. the thing with technology is that you just cannot trust it to be completely reliable. i really wouldn't worry about it too much. Just get the ibook. I'm happy and getting more and more into it.
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Well, I just hope that I will NEVER have to send back my iBook to have it repaired because it would be a pain in the *** and I can't be bothered to buy that Apple care thing anyways.
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Naw, don't worry about the iBook crashing.

The whole mumbo-jumbo further up about kernel panics and such isn't as bad as it sounds...

Your iBook WILL crash at some point in time. There, I've said it, that's out...

But so will any computer system you own. Some crash more than others. XP and OSX are both fairly stable systems nowadays, although in my experience (!!!) XP tends to become buggier with time, meaning your installation becomes bogged down and needs to have a fresh installation to get it up to speed.

I haven't noticed that with OS X yet. It still feels as fast as when I got it...
So to sum up: Both crash from time to time, OS X installations age better and are thus generally less crash prone over long periods of time. (IN MY EXPERIENCE)
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