Member Since: May 20, 2008
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5
04-15-2012, 12:19 PM
My 2 cents. Here are what I consider 3 three levels of "annoyances on a Mac" (in decreasing order of occurrence):
- slowdowns/spinning beachballs (98%)
- program quits unexpectedly (1.9%)
- kernel panics (<0.1%)
The percentages aren't based on any sort of data...just my experiences/observations.
Also remember that your computer should be running trouble free 99% of the time...so the "annoyances" listed above would only be occurring 1% (or less) of the time...making the <0.1% for kernel panics be VERY infrequent.
Basically kernel panics should almost never occur on a well running and well maintained computer. Here's a kernel panic article that's always a good read:
Resolving Kernel Panics
- Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery