Ah. I knew it was going to happen - probably not this quickly - but I do seem to have a propensity for breaking fancy systems :) Managed to break my new MacBook PRO today. OK. So, I'm being a little sensationalist. It crashed. Had to do a hard reboot.
What the problem was - I'm not sure. Had Skype and AdiumX running. Maybe FireFox as well. Tried to launch SPAZ - which is an OSX Twitter app (and pretty funky too if you'd like to check it out). Icon bounced up and down, and then just never stopped bouncing.
Then, my clock stopped. Hovered the mouse over the clock and I got the "beach ball" of death. Clock stopped running as well - so was almost late to get into the traffic. Tried to shut down, then got the desktop background of non-response.
Eventually switched it off.
And now I'm back.
Two things. Firstly, the only frustrating thing (and really, can't complain too much as I really don't know how to drive this thing properly yet) was that I didn't know how to fix it. Couldn't jump into Task Manager or the like and start killing with glee.
Secondly. Ag. One reboot ain't too bad. Running like a dream now and back on the path to being a fanboy. Apple sets high expectations by the sheer quality of the product. Coming from my latest blue screen of death loop, I really don't mind giving it a chance or two :)
(SIDEBAR: Just discovered the smallest, but coolest thing. When you double click on a word to select it in Vista and maybe XP, it selects the word and, trying to be clever, the space after the word. Which means, if you're putting in a link or simply trying to replace JUST ONE WORD... you're forced to re-enter the space. Mac? Doesn't do it. Double click. Select just the word. Uh huh.)