Mac Maintenance - Help for Newbies!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by nolaPBG4, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. nolaPBG4 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    i got my powerbook about 2 months ago and love everything about it. so i want to make sure it lasts as long as possible and always runs smooth and fast. so i'm wondering what maintenance i should do on my mac and how often, and if there are any "tricks" to speed it up?

    so far, i've picked up:

    1. repair permissions a lot
    2. run cron scripts - i do this from terminal cause its fun (sudo periodic daily/weekly/monthly)

    can somebody explain why i should "update prebinding" and how?

    also, if there are any other tips and tricks for keeping a clean machine, and to maybe speed it up, i'd love to hear it, as i'm sure a lot of the new mac owners on this board would.....

    thanks :D
     
  2. dukemeiser macrumors 6502a

    dukemeiser

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    #3
    I think the prebindings are updated everytime you install OS updates. So, if you just installed 10.3.2, then your prebindings have just been done.
     
  3. 7on macrumors 601

    7on

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    Dress Rosa
    #4
    Prebinding, aka the optimizing at the end of every install.
     

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