Re: Minimal Apps
Reply #75 –
Perhaps you're wondering why I called you all here?
My "new" late-2012 Mac mini has a severe case of what I call The Mysterious Mac CPU Spikes™...
[Yes, I took the time to read the last page of the thread in its entirety: Good stuff; some quite interesting!]
When it's having an episode of TMMCPUS™ and I still feel like using my computer, I've found that some of the older, "simpler" software works; and some even works reasonably well. For instance, Opera 11.64!
(Except -for some reason- it wouldn't post my comment... Had to copy/paste it via Vivaldi.)
Over the last few months I've tried many software-oriented "fixes", and none has really worked. I finally found someone who'd admit that it was a hardware problem: Something under the hood is causing excessive heat! (The machine's case is hot to the touch, but not so much that you could fry an egg on it -- unless you like yours runny.
And -I confess- I wouldn't be without this version of Opera, old as it is. I'll likely never completely abandon 11.64!
For much the same reason, among others, I'll keep Opera Mail around. And jEdit!
Watching the CPU monitor's 4 cores (...2 are "virtual") run like an energetic spastic four-banger headed for an inevitable seizing is a lot of fun, when I can do so while I actuall continue to use my computer! And seek your commiseration...?
Well, it's dinner time. I shall return. (Yes, ersi, that's a threat!