That OSX problem was really starting to turn me off of the Mac, I am glad I got it fixed… Even after a few minutes of using this machine now that it has been un-fucked, I am enjoying myself more than I have all along in OSX.
Here is an illustration of how much this problem was causing my user experience to suck:
- Open a gzipped .dmg file you just downloaded off the internet
- Wait 30-60 seconds for StuffIt to start and decompress the file
- Wait 30-60 seconds for Disk Copy to start and mount the disk image
- Copy the application inside the disk image to your drive and open it, wait another 30-60 seconds
Now, don’t get me wrong, occasionally (2 out of 10 times) there would be no delay, but it was definately in the minority of times… I was at the point where I would just leave all the applications I use running at all times so I didn’t have to deal with this bull.
Another time this was frustratingly annoying? Visit a web page in Chimera that has a username/password box. The browser loads the Keychain Management framework, which locks up the browser for 30-60 seconds while it waits so it can fetch the username and password you had it manage.
Perhaps some of you will understand why I haven’t been beaming about OSX all this time… ;)