After maybe a year without a kernel panic on my iMac Pro, I upgraded to Big Sur yesterday and this morning I came in and my machine was off. I knew what that meant, and upon booting, saw the message that there had been a kernel panic that caused the shutdown.
Maybe Apple should create a Zoloft kernel extension that will stop these panic attacks.
My MacBook pro was frequently sick after the upgrade from Catalina to Big Sur – lots of slow downs, apps freezing, etc. For me the fix was scraping Sophos off the machine entirely – it regularly consumed all CPU and raced the fans like mad.
Yeah, Sophos did the same for me on Catalina on my iMac Pro. My girlfriend’s MBP seems to tolerate it okay. I now run Malwarebytes on mine and hers (along with Sophos on hers). Seems to work okay.
I won’t be re-upping Sophos when the subscription runs out.