bad applications for mbp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by crazyworld, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. crazyworld macrumors member

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    im about to set up my mbp.. im just wondering if there r certain apps , ppc or intel, that peopl would recomend NOT installing as they might cause the machine to slow down or system conflicts.. last time i just put everythin on and for example i put an old version of stuffit [ppc] and this would run at start up using a coupl of gigs of vm.. i think over the 4 weeeks ive used this mbp its got gradualy slower..

    what other recomendations can peopl giv to ensur that it runs th fastest posible?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  3. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Absolutely .... and get rid of any programs you don't use.

    FJ
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Don't install haxies or other UI "enhancers" like ShapeShifter or themes. These items put your uptime in jeopardy.
     
  5. JDN macrumors 6502a

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    I've also been wondering about this as lately i've been seeing that spinning colour wheel an awful lot lately. And things seem generally laggy.

    [Edit]: What do people recommend you get rid off out of all the stuff OSX comes with?
     
  6. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Languages, apps and printer drivers you don't see yourself using

    Me i took out all languages except English, only left HP drivers and removed Garageband & iDVD. Saved about 12GB.
     

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