MacOSX utilities

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by grayman18a, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. grayman18a macrumors newbie

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    I've run OSX for just under a year now and just recently gone OSX only!
    I have Norton Antivirus for X but have been using NUfor Mac in OS9 (I also use Xoptimize, iClean and MacJanitor - though use the last, less now, as I am hardly ever shutting down).
    With new versions of NU and NAV out soon I was wondering how necessary N/Utilities actually is for a healthy OSX Mac? Apparently Unix runs it's own maintenance daily, weekly, monthly and with X, disc fragmentation is minimal. Do I need another piece of expensive software or will Xoptomize, iClean and occasionally MacJanitor be sufficient?
    Thanks.....:)
     
  2. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

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    Ditto that question...

    I'm importing video all day. OS 9 used to need a good scrubbing every month or so. What about X?

    What's a OS X user to do for utilities?
     
  3. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    funny this came up today...

    Last night I was bitching about how slow X seemed to be running and how nice it was to be back in 9. After talking about it to AlphaTech...I decided to run Norton SystemWorks on X (from the CD while under 9). I ran Disk Doctor & then Speed Disk on my X partition....took about an hour. DiskDoctor found a bunch of errors & was able to fix them all....Speed Disk was able to defragment it as well. When I started back up into X again...I could tell a huge difference!

    Keep in mind this was Norton SystemWorks 1.0 I was using. I know Norton SystemWorks 2.0 is coming out soon enough (it runs native to X) and there's also Drive 10 which is also native to X.

    I had pretty much written off any common procedures I normally go through with 9 since X is so different and I just didn't realize I could do the same thing with the same tools... :p
     
  4. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Norton SystemWorks 2.0 is shipping (according to these people):
    http://macnn.com/

    Finally...defragmenting Aqua-style with Norton!
     
  5. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    cool... Maybe I will have the copy of NSW2 that I ordered earlier this month soon. I went direct so that I wouldn't have to deal with the pesky main in rebates to get the update price. I did that with the last versions I purchased and it is a lot easier. I already have NSW2002 for the peecee, but would like the new version for my Mac (TiBook) before it returns from repairs at Apple.
     
  6. evildead macrumors 65816

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    got my hands on SW2.0

    I got my hands on systemworks 2.0... I will run it and post my results.
     
  7. Choppaface macrumors 65816

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    i have NUM for OSX and there is no defrag util that I can find

    course Its a 'barrowed' copy (from my dad's biz) though i paid 150% retail for 5.0.....

    as to no use for NUM, i have huge uses for it. every time OS X crashes or shuts down incorrectly i get all sorts of btree corruption and it messes up the free block count. basically every time OS X goes down I need to check it. luckily no probs so far but what was found and fixed by NUM, but I'm reluctant to let it run for months before I back up stuff
     

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