Archive for April 16th, 2014

by Tom Nelson

If you want to know what strikes fear into the heart of Mac users, it’s the kernel panic image that a Mac displays when the OS throws its hands up and simply stops working.


Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

As strange as it may sound, if you see the kernel panic image, it’s time to relax, because there’s nothing you can do to remedy the problem. It may be of little comfort, but when there’s nothing you can do about a situation, the best thing to do is take a deep breath and move on.

Feeling better now? Ready for a bit of good news? A very high percentage of kernel panics are caused by one-time events that you may never see again. Kernel panics are usually the result of two or more poorly written apps vying for the same computer resource at the same time. This isn’t supposed to happen, but sometimes it does.

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