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Aerosyn-Lex
Aug 10, 2004, 04:28 PM
OPEN REGARDS
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System : G5 Dual 2 Ghz . 2 GB RAM

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I'd like to ask for a bit of advice regarding how best to maintain
system performance...

which tasks and application can i run in order to keep my system
crisp and clean, free of fragmentation and running smooth?

i.e Permissions or Preference Management

any tips and recommendations
on what some of you POWER USERS
do to keep your systems running top notch
would be greatly appreciated.


MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE


aerosyn.lex.mestrovic



HOLLERATE

stevehaslip
Aug 11, 2004, 05:33 AM
check this (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=81449) thread for all the info you'll need ;) in it people talk about most if not all of the available options.

EDIT: damn typos! wrote it in a flash and my hands betrayed me!

titaniumducky
Aug 11, 2004, 08:29 AM
OPEN REGARDS
::::::::::::::::::
::::::::::::::::::

System : G5 Dual 2 Ghz . 2 GB RAM

............


I'd like to ask for a bit of advice regarding how best to maintain
system performance...

which tasks and application can i run in order to keep my system
crisp and clean, free of fragmentation and running smooth?

i.e Permissions or Preference Management

any tips and recommendations
on what some of you POWER USERS
do to keep your systems running top notch
would be greatly appreciated.


MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE


aerosyn.lex.mestrovic



HOLLERATE

Repair permissions once in a while (maybe once a month).

Install a script called Xjanitor (http://theapotek.com/teknotes/archives/000012.html). OS X runs some maintenance scripts left over from Unix (a daily, a monthly, and a weekly) at night when most computers are asleep. If these aren't run, some logs can start to pile up. This script replaces those in a file which commands what a daemon, cron, runs. It will check, when run, when the last time each maintenance script was run. If necessary it will execute them. You can set it to run every hour at a certain minute.

Every now and then, clear the caches. To do this, open '/Library/caches' and '~/Library/caches' and delete everything in these two folders. You may wish to restart after doing this.

wrldwzrd89
Aug 11, 2004, 09:12 AM
I recommend repairing permissions after installing anything, and using a cron replacement like Anacron (http://anacron.sourceforge.net/) if your computer isn't on 24/7. Macaroni (http://www.atomicbird.com/) and similar utilities do the same thing Anacron does, and offer some additional maintenance options.

wdlove
Aug 11, 2004, 02:31 PM
I would also recommend System Optimizer X.

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/13321

I also use Xupport.

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/16212

Both of these were recommended to me when I started using Mac OS X.

yellow
Aug 11, 2004, 03:25 PM
I recommend repairing permissions after installing anything..

..requiring an admin password.

wrldwzrd89
Aug 11, 2004, 04:06 PM
..requiring an admin password.
...especially if it uses Apple's Installer.

yellow
Aug 11, 2004, 04:16 PM
...especially if it uses Apple's Installer.

...damn skippy!

And [Double-Secret-]ESPECIALLY if it's a printer driver installer from Lexmark or HP.

Aerosyn-Lex
Aug 11, 2004, 04:19 PM
thanks to all for your solid advice . .

i think my Mac will be well take care of . .


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aerosyn.lex

wrldwzrd89
Aug 11, 2004, 04:22 PM
...damn skippy!

And [Double-Secret-]ESPECIALLY if it's a printer driver installer from Lexmark or HP.
Agreed there. HP driver install programs mess up lots of permissions. I've never used a Lexmark printer/drivers.

yellow
Aug 12, 2004, 06:24 AM
Also, you can run the OS matinance scripts by hand if you need to without any 3rd party applications.. In Terminal:

sudo periodic daily

Will run /etc/daily. If you wanted to run all 3 at once, just add the scripts as arguments to the end:

sudo periodic daily weekly monthly

Will run /etc/daily, /etc/weekly, & /etc/monthly. Naturally, any combonation of scripts will work just fine, say, if you only wanted to run weekly and monthly.

Hope this makes sense!

wdlove
Aug 12, 2004, 06:33 PM
thanks to all for your solid advice . .

i think my Mac will be well take care of . .


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aerosyn.lex

Please let us know what software you decide to use? Now you can see the advantage of belonging to MacRumors.

Mord
Aug 12, 2004, 06:40 PM
Now you can see the advantage of belonging to MacRumors.

did we mention that you can never leave :eek: