hs_err_pid followed by four numbers has appeared twice on my desktop.
I Googled this, and the consensus seems to be that this is a Java error, and that I should uninstall the Java on my computer and install the latest version. (I keep getting notices that a new Java version is available.)
Currently on my computer under Add/Remove are Java (TM) 6 Update 29, Update 3, and Update 7.
Before I do this (if this is the correct thing to do), can someone tell me why I need Java? I went to the Java article on Wikipedia, and it's all Greek to me. If I uninstall Java and don't install the new version, what will happen to me?
It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing. – Gertrude Stein