NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.

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If you type “Macintosh pinwheel” into a google search bar, you will find countless articles and comments from irritated customers saying things such as the following, from a 2009 CNet article:

“Patience may be a virtue, but in the case of Mac OS X’s dreaded spinning pinwheel process indicator, even the most tranquil users can find themselves more than a tad anxious for the standard arrow cursor to re-appear and normal system operation to appear.”

Sometimes referred to as “The spinning pinwheel of death” by Mac users, Observer staff has recently had the opportunity to learn first hand what all of the fuss is about while dealing with a variety of computer-related issues that halted production.

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