When your Mac DOESN’T “just work”, and needs a spring clean

I recently had a Mac misbehaving; weekly kernel panics, kernel_task consuming excessive CPU and leaking memory, and spotlight appearing to delay boot up. To be fair, the poorly Mac had never seen an OS reinstall after three years, taking it from 10.4 to 10.6.6. I could’ve reinstalled the OS, but curiosity got the better of […]