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I always wondered this myself...
Switching from a PC to a Mac i found myself ruthlessly unplugging some of my USB devices without ejecting...
On a PC you never had to worry about 'ejecting' anything.. you simply unplug and that's that.
On a Mac I can't say that i've ever had data-loss/corruption issues but it definitely throws OSX for a loop when you don't eject a device. I've had finder and other apps suffer through pin-wheel of death a few times because of this.
- Not true. The PC gives warnings if you just unplug and wants you to use DeviceRemoval.monospaced
- At least this POS Dell XP doesmonospaced
- Really? I was mostly familiar with XP... Can't say i've used vista/win7 a whole lot so I can't speak for them.d_rek
- Not making it up. XP flips out when I unplug a thumb drive, worse than OS X, actuallymonospaced
- Yeah you need to click that messy green+grey icon thing in the systray, no idea what its meant to bePIZZA
- because of the shitty icon designPIZZA