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Journal: Showdown Round 4

Journal by MoneyT

Not so bad

Soft Crash in Windows

Situation: While playing Worms World Party, after completion of a mission, the program exited with no errors to the desktop. No other problems.

Repeatable: No

Conclusion: Failure in Windows to maintain system stabillity. Possible memory issues.

Performance on other computer: N/A
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Score:

PC Hard: 3
PC Soft: 1
Total: 4

Mac Hard: 0
Mac Soft: 1
Total: 1

Current Winner: Mac

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Journal: Showdown Round 3

Journal by MoneyT

Here we go again.

Hard Crash in Windows

Situation:System had been left on overnight, causing the display to turn off. Upon attempting to wake the computer back up, system froze, unable to wake up.

Repeatable: No

Conclusion: Failure in Windows to maintain system stabillity while in idle state. Possible hardware issue.

Performance on other computer: N/A
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Score:

PC Hard: 3
PC Soft: 0
Total: 3

Mac Hard: 0
Mac Soft: 1
Total: 1

Current Winner: Mac

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Journal: Showdown Round 3

Journal by MoneyT

Well well well, looks like this is a bad week for computers:

Soft Crash in OS X

Situation: Editing a webpage in mozilla, changed screen resolutions to help with alignment of images. Mozilla locked up (beach ball of doom) other programs remained responsive. After about 3 minutes Mozilla's talkback (cash reporting feature) came up, and mozilla quit.

Repeatable: No

Conclusion: Likely the problem lies in Mozilla and the resolutions switch somewhere since it crashed when I was trying to edit in the new resolution (despite having preferomed the same edit multiple times in the other resolution.

Performance on other computer: N/A

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Score:

PC Hard: 2
PC Soft: 0
Total: 2

Mac Hard: 0
Mac Soft: 1
Total: 1

Current Winner: Mac

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Journal: Showdown Round 2

Journal by MoneyT

Well I didn't expect this to show up so soon but here it is anyway.

Hard Crash in Windows

Situation: Installed the latest windows updates, clicked OK when asked to restart. Computer made it as far as the Windows is shutting down window and locked up.

Repeatable: No

Conclusion: Fault of windows, unable to properly shutdown. Does not appear to be an overheating issue, temp monitor stays in normal operating range.

Performance on other computer: N/A
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Score:

PC Hard: 2
PC Soft: 0
Total: 2

Mac Hard: 0
Mac Soft: 0
Total: 0

Current Winner: Mac

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Journal: Showdown Round 1

Journal by MoneyT

Hard Crash in Windows

Situation: Inserted a damaged CD-R into the computer in hopes of recovering data. The only programs running were Bit Torrents. Computer locked up, no blue screen. No response at all from any input.

Repeatable: Yes

Conclusion: Hard crash in windows, fault of windows unable to properly handle bad disk

Performance on other computer: The mac when given the disk popped up a dialouge saying the disk was unreadable and asking if I wanted to eject or ignore the disk.

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Score:

PC Hard: 1
PC Soft: 0
Total: 1

Mac Hard: 0
Mac Soft: 0
Total: 0

Current Winner: Mac

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Journal: Computer Crash Showdown

Journal by MoneyT

Ok, so I've decided to create a showdown between my mac and my PC to see which one crashes more often. Here are the rules:

* All crashes however insignificant are reported, including application crashes. Information about the crashes will be posted, including any details on the causes or the frequency by which this has appeared elsewhere (if possible).

*A running total of Hard Crashes and Soft Crashes for each machine will be kept at the end of each entry.

* A hard crash is described as a crash which makes the whole machine unuseable (i.e. no Ctrl-Alt-Del response from windows, no quit response of other app response from OS X)

* A soft crash is any crash which is recoverable without a restart or logout.

*Known thirdparty issues which result in a soft crash in the third party software (such as the failings found in Max Payne 2) are not counted towards the total.

*If a reader can provide documentation that a crash is a third party issue and not a system issue, I will retract the crash from the count.

* Judgements on what constitutes a third party issue are arbitrary and determined by me and a concensus of other people whom I know.

* If possible, the conditions which produced the crash on one computer will be duplicated on the other to see if the problem exists on both. If so, both computers a given a crash point.

* In the interests of full disclosure, I am primarily a mac user, the PC was home built and both computers are left ON all day long (though are occasionaly suspended)

* Performance complaints will not be adressed here

* The rules and computers are subject to change, and will be reposted if they change.

The computers in question are as follows:

AMD XP 2000, GeForce 440, 512 RAM, CD-RW, Abit MB, Soundblaster Audigy

Powerbook G4 Nov '02 revesion, 1 gig Ram, 1 gig processor.

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