Mac os x tweaks?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by nyprospect, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. nyprospect macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering about the os x. Im on windows(yeah i know)but soon ill be switching.I want to know if the osx can be tweaked for speed.Thank you
     
  2. Oirectine macrumors regular

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    Hmm, I actually don't know of many OS X performance-enhancing tricks. Here's what I do know:

    There are a bunch of tips at the following website: http://www.macosxhints.com/ . They have hints on everything from the underlying OS to how to speed up Safari.

    Another thing of note is that MacOS X comes with a ton of features that are hidden in the BSD part of the system. While this might not that mean you can add extra speed, you can add a bunch of extra functionality in the form of various services (Mail server, HTTP server, a robust firewall called IPFW, FTP server, etc).
     
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  4. cjc343 macrumors 6502

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    I have heard of people ocing macs although I haven't done it myself (there are a few threads here).

    As for performance tweaks: The best way to keep your system running smoothly is to run a app like system optimizer x, and repair permissions every now and then.
     

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