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What is a “kernel panic”?

What does it mean when your computer has a "kernel panic"? Does it equate to the windows BsoD? Also, what methods, tips, tricks are available to the user when a kernel panic strikes?
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Random restarts caused by a machine check exception

My laptop restarts randomly about twice a day. It shows the following error log before the restart. . Unfortunately I don't have an idea how to decode the Machine Check Exception (MCE). mcelog ...
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Untraceable stability problem of 3.6.8 kernel on ASUS P53E

Randomly, but not later than after 10 hours of work, the laptop freezes. Just freezes. Knowing that not all hardware errors are reported back to the user I tried the netconsole. Unfortunately the ...
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XBMCbuntu freezes at random intervals

I have a Gateway GM5474 which is running XBMCbuntu on a 500GB Hard drive (the originial I believe or maybe slightly newer hard drive). Little background: The system is still stock, and I was having ...