OnyX Question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Josephkyles, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Josephkyles macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    #1
    I downloaded OnyX today. Can someone please explain how it is supposed to optimize my system? What is the differece between update and complete optimization?
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location:
    USA
    #2
    Optimization in the MacOS X sense is also called pre-binding. This process binds MacOS X apps to their underlying frameworks. If you don't pre-bind, this must be done when the app is next launched. Launchtime binding forces your apps to take longer to launch.

    The takeaway message is that MacOS X optimization has absolutely nothing to do with the location of files on your hard drive. And another thing--it is my understanding that recent versions of MacOS X pre-bind automatically making manual pre-binding largely unnecessary.
     

Share This Page