Thursday Nov 01, 2007

Mac OS X Leopard Black Screen of Death

What's this?  The Mac OS X Black Screen of Death?  I unplugged my USB 2.0 external drive and got this on the screen.  For the last year using Tiger I never saw this screen.

blackscreen


Even more annoying is the fact that Leopard doesn't recognized my USB 2.0 drive enclosure that I used in Tiger.  If it's a power management issue, please at least give me the option of giving more power to USB even if my battery won't last as long.  BTW, I was not running on battery.  I'm wonder if Apple wants to sell their own external drives so they've cranked the output of the USB ports down to eliminate many devices.  I would hope they wouldn't go this low but who knows. :(  Has anyone else seen this problem?  I found a  similar issue listed on the Apple site but it remains unanswered.

I really would like to stick int out on the Mac but without Java 6 and having to power the machine is worse than being on Windows.  I never thought I would say that.

Saturday Oct 27, 2007

No Java 6 on Mac OS X Leopard

This picture says it all!

no jdk6


If you're thinking about upgrading to Leopard and you do Java development on your Mac (at least try to), don't bother.  I searched for hours trying to find Java 6 on Leopard and it just isn't there.  I did install some documentation pack but I can't even find it after I installed.  Honestly, I only bought the Leopard upgrade for Java 6.  There's really nothing else that is noticably worth it so far.  My fan control stopped working.  I have about a 1 year old Macbook Pro "17 with the core duo.  So now I have a hot Mac again. :(  Things actually seem more sluggish than before.  I already had to restart Finder which I NEVER had to do on Tiger.  All in all, as a Java developer, I might have to move off the Mac OS X platform.  This hardware is just too expensive to boot into some inferior OS like Windows.
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