how do i.... (keep my powerbook running like new)?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Wano, May 3, 2003.

  1. Wano macrumors 6502

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    Is there anything I can do to keep my powerbook running like new. I am a switcher and I remeber in windows there was a thing called 'system maintainance'....is there anything like that for OSX?

    Thanks!
     
  2. shakespeare macrumors 6502

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    Look on Versiontracker for an application called Cocktail. It's great. Use the "Pilot" function to do routine maintenance tasks.

    That said, Mac OS X needs considerably less maintenance than any version of Windows.
     
  3. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -Wano

    There are some things you could do in OS X for "System Maintenance". However, in OS X it's probably more accurate to call it "Preventative Maintenance"

    One thing about OS X is that it won't suffer from clog-down - that pesky habit of Windows getting slower, and slower, and slower as the registry fragments, and .tmp files build up (theres more to this, but I don't wish to digress further).

    So, you really shouldn't see much performance degradation in OS X even without "System Maintenance", but it's still a good idea to do once and a while.

    One good package: DiskWarrior 3. Coming soon.
     
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    If you leave your computer awake (not just on, but awake) at night, it performs automated maintenance. A daily, weekly and monthly set. You can then take advantage of all that unused processor time by running Folding all night :)

    pnw
     

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