Keeping my mac like new

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by crazycat, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. crazycat macrumors 65816

    crazycat

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    What software do i need to use and how often to keep my Mac runnign like new? I know that macs run like new for much, much longer the PC's but after a while (+8 months) i heard that they tend to slow down.
     
  2. skubish macrumors 68030

    skubish

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    ONYX is a good utility to have to help run the management tasks.
    I don't think you will see problems with a Mac like with PCs.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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  5. emptyCup macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

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    Onyx is fine, but if you don't shut the computer down after each use (just put it to sleep) it is unnessesary. Then there is the somewhat magical Repair Disk Permissions before and after installing any software or system updates. You will get a lot of "We are using special permissions for..." messages but this is normal.

    Restarting, or erasing a programs preferences will often fix wackiness, but I haven't seen much of that with my machine. Enjoy your machine and come back if you have a problem. Best wishes.
     
  6. devilot Moderator emeritus

    devilot

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    Wow. I don't know how I managed to miss that app after reading so many threads on MR. :eek: Thanks for that! It is simpler than Onyx and believe me, it gets old restarting so many times.
     

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