My Mac crashed just now. Completely crashed, froze for a sec, then went into a re-start.
It re-started no problem, the only thing which was lost was the couple of minutes it took to re-start and re-open all my apps.
Why did it crash – I was trying to get into Audacity at the time and I’m running a beta version of Audacity on the Mac so I suspect that was the culprit. I had had Audacity running for over 24 hours – probably not a good idea for beta software.
Fortunately I have the Session Saver plugin for Firefox so all my Firefox windows and tabs opened up again exactly where I left them.
I have had applications freeze on me in the past on the Mac – I just force-quit them and move on but this is the first time in close on six years of working on OS X that I have had the machine crash!
I guess that just goes to show how stable an OS it really is.