Our new MacBook Airs are only their first days of use and so far they have been freezing and crashing like crazy. This has generated some great discussion threads, from both readers and writers alike. Apparently, we're not the only ones with this MacBook bug!
The general consensus seems to point towards Google Chrome as the culprit. Over in Apple's "Support Communities," frustrated owners of new MBAs are piping up with the same gripe we have:
...and the same solution:
This sucks. I know. Safari is shit and I miss Chrome dearly. But the crashing didn't stop until I quit Chrome altogether. It's been about two hours so far — touch wood — and things have been running smoothly.
The discussion doesn't differ much over in the MacRumors forums, either: New MBAs running Google Chrome freeze and crash abruptly and without warning — and the performance of the computer, until a crash, is otherwise very, very good.
Until a Google Chrome update is released, best to stay off the browser and tough it out with Safari or Firefox. With any luck, it won't be long.
Please add your own findings to the discussion! This could be the start of something big...