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  • Troubleshooting kernel panics and testing Mac hardware

    Posted on August 2nd, 2020 at 23:05 Tracey Capen Comment on the AskWoody Lounge


    By Nathan Parker

    Most of the time, the macOS operating system “just works.” On healthy machines, users rarely experience major system issues.

    But occasionally, macOS will experience a kernel panic — the Apple equivalent of the Windows blue screen of death. In most cases, a kernel panic is caused by some flaw or incompatibility in an application or the operating system. But the source of frequent kernel panics could be in the hardware. It’s a good idea to run a hardware test to rule out that possibility.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.30.0 (2020-08-03).