Knowing the difference helps you work out what to do in response, and how to work out what went wrong.
Can you tell the difference? What is the significance of each, and do you know what to do about them? An introductory guide.
Was that crash a freeze, a panic, or just a spinning beachball? And what do they mean?
I have seen a lot of spinning beachballs, and my NAS has been labouring. Why?
Can you explain why my Mac is so slow and shows the spinning beachball so much?
The computing sense of crash lacks onomatopœa, is gross hyperbole, and is far too widely encompassing to be meaningful.