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'Ur doing it wrong'

And that's putting it mildly.


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Steve Fisher is a recent adept at OS X. One of his projects was to run Boot Camp to get back into more familiar territory now and then. Thankfully he gave it up after insurmountable difficulties.

He left the Windows XP CD in his Apple box visible on his Finder desktop.

Some time later he decided his desktop was cluttered with junk he'd accumulated but never needed so he set about removing it all.

I selected everything, deselected a few things I wanted to keep, and hit ⌘⌫.

Right away he got a burp from Alfred E Neuman.

'WXPFPP_EN' was his Windows XP CD. But hey - why not try? So Fisher clicked 'delete'. And got this.

'-61' is a 'Mac' error code (yes in a Unix 'rock solid foundation' system) and Fisher discovered it represents 'wrPermErr'.

wrPermErr = -61, /*write permissions error*/

So far so good and basically (?) unobjectionable. Now comes the fun part. All you have to do is click 'OK' in the above dialog for the fun part to begin.

This be the reason fanboys prefer their Macs: messages user friendly. Not cryptic crap like on that other platform.

Fisher's final comments.

Apple? If Finder stability is one of your goals ur doing it wrong.

That's putting it mildly.

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