Dear Mac users, Every once in awhile, my El Capitan install basically freezes up.  I can't open apps...

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Dear Mac users,

Every once in awhile, my El Capitan install basically freezes up.  I can't open apps, can't quit them easily, and so on.  I restart, and often (usually?) when I come back up, I've lost some preferences file and I have to recover it from Time Machine backup.  My iCloud password is often lost, but I've also lost my prefs for Terminal, Chrome, BBEdit, Evernote, and other apps.

Is it just me?  I cannot find others complaining about this.  Do I need a reinstall of the OS ... could it be hardware?  I noticed last night when this happened, I had opened my Mac from sleep and plugged in the USB Ethernet adapter, and then everything "froze", and then I tried to quit everything and restart and it wouldn't ... and then I unplugged the USB adapter and it all restarted immediately.

I've also noticed that I've had odd problems with lost networking across all of my interfaces (Thunderbolt, USB, even WiFi), even from "recovery mode," although this seems confined to a particular network, and this freeze yesterday happened at home, where I generally don't have those issues.

Sigh.  I bet it is hardware.  I hate hardware.  I want everything virtualized.  Turtles all the way down. G+

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