Communicator to Ship with Mac OS X
Thursday July 8th, 1999
Waldo has this great news for Macintosh Mozilla users. Waldo writes, "According to MacOSRumors, 'OS X is expected to ship with at least one Web browser (Internet Explorer if Microsoft ports it, Communicator 5 for certain, as well as a trial version of OmniWeb 3.0 quite likely)'.
Cool! Mozilla shipping w/every new Mac 'for certain'. I like it!"
#38 Communicator to Ship with Mac OS X
Wednesday July 14th, 1999 8:51 AM
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Macs are actually pretty stable nowadays. Memory protection and general stability have improved tremendously, and it is quite rare (about once every two weeks) that an application crash brings down the entire OS. In Mac OS X Client (and the currently shipping Server, for that matter), applications should pretty much not be able to bring down the OS. In OS X Server, after extensive working, I have been unable to crash the OS (except when in Blue Box, i.e., running old Mac OS apps, in which case, while Blue Box can crash, OS X Server is 9 times out of ten unaffected and simply reboots Blue Box).
As for W2K's stability: I'll believe it when it's shipping and people in general find it to be "stable." I'm still scathed by the Win NT 4 server down the building that deleted my entire report.