Randomness (r_ness) wrote,

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My Mac's OS is now behaving as badly as Windows.

On a daily basis nowadays, the browser I'm using chews up so much memory that it freezes the machine. Or, that's at least the obvious cause. Sometimes it merely freezes the internet connection, so that no application can access the internet.

I think SystemUIserver is implicated in this, but I can't be sure. At any rate, Force Quit in Activity Monitor does nothing. And that's when Activity Monitor responds at all. Sending a kill -9 to the process in question from the terminal window also does nothing.

I'm reduced to power-cycling the machine, in the best old-fashioned Windows 95 way. This is bad enough, but sometimes this causes the icons in the title bar to get trashed, and I have to go through and reset them all.

Needless to say, I am not particularly impressed at the stability of this system.
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