Tim Bray: ‘Apple App Attrition’

Tim Bray got a kernel panic after unplugging his external display from his notebook, and when the system rebooted, Apple Mail’s account configuration info was corrupted, which prompted him to switch to Thunderbird. A few observations:

  1. I’ve seen a few other reports like Bray’s about Mail losing track of your account settings after a crash. Forewarned is forearmed.
  2. Using fewer of Apple’s bundled apps doesn’t make you less of a Mac user.
  3. Mark Pilgrim has an interesting observation regarding some Mac users’ sentiment that data loss after a crash is to be expected.

Friday, 15 December 2006