[OS X TeX] Texmaker vs. TexShop

Richard Seguin riseguin at earthlink.net
Mon Nov 9 17:31:16 CET 2015

> On Nov 9, 2015, at 5:34 AM, Alain Schremmer <schremmer.alain at gmail.com> wrote:
> On , at 2015 Nov 9,6:07 AM, Jutta Wrage wrote:
>> TexShop ist using OpenGL which tends to heat up graphic cards and maybe kill them.
> As many people on this list could tell you, I am totally unable to give you any advice. On the other hand, I have been using TeXShop (and a lot of graphics) for at least ten years and I have never had any problem with the graphic card. 
> Regards
> —schremme

Some versions of Apple’s Macbook Pros, including mine, have had issues with graphics cards burning up from heat, and sometimes taking the entire logic board with them. Apple does not design laptops for optimal heat dissipation (form over function!), and, in some cases, there have also been problems with the heatsink adhesive that attaches the heatsink to the processor. In my case, I believe that it was the photo editing software Aperture that put enough stress on the graphics card to cause it to fail. My logic board was replaced for free under the result of a class action lawsuit.

Richard Séguin

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