Knowing the difference helps you work out what to do in response, and how to work out what went wrong.
Is there anything more irritating than that spinning coloured wheel, or beachball, which stops you from getting on with a task? This explains why, and what to do about it.
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?
My iMac keeps stalling with the ‘spinning beachball’. Is this a memory problem?