Last week my laptop crashed. For a long time several programs were crashing randomly. I didn’t had time to investigate this, but it was becoming a very big problem lately. Firefox was crashing about every 5 minutes. Last week I couldn’t even start Mongrel or Tomcat.
A disk check revealed a lot of problems on file system level. I started to backup everything I could, but some parts were already too much corrupted.
I was afraid it was a hardware problem, but after doing a clean Debian Lenny install everything looks okay. Even my random crashes are gone!
But I’m not completely convinced the problems will be gone away for good, so I’m starting to look for another laptop anyway.
And now I must make a difficult decision: Will my next laptop be Linux based or MacOSX based?