Update Prebindings?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by AmbitiousLemon, Jun 8, 2002.

  1. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

    AmbitiousLemon

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    hello folks. i was wondering what you guys use to update your prebindings.

    ive been using xoptimize, but have tried mox and a few others whose names are less memorable.

    they all technically do the same thing since they perform the same terminal command, but i need to recommend one to a friend and am unsure about which is worthy.

    i am also reccommending macjanitor (seems like it is the only app that runs those scripts) any other basic maitenance apps you guys would suggest? (not drive10, norton; im looking for freeware or very cheap shareware)
     
  2. britboy macrumors 68030

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    I've just been using SpeedMeUp Lite

    Haven't tried any others. It's freeware though, and that's all that matters to me ;)
     
  3. AmbitiousLemon thread starter Moderator emeritus

    AmbitiousLemon

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    thanks for the link britboy. i think i like speedmeup better than the one i was using.

    also the author has some other good apps on his page.

    cache control (same name as another app i use but it does something different)

    cronathon (does same thing as mac janitor)
     
  4. amnesiac1984 macrumors 6502a

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    how useful is it?

    hey guys, jus wondering how often i should update prebindings, or maybe there's a way to automate it?

    Also does anyone have any reports on how noticeable the affects are? and possible side affects or problems occuring after updating prebindings? My system is being slightly non trustworthy at the moment so I am not sure about doing it.....

    keep on maccing:p
     
  5. AmbitiousLemon thread starter Moderator emeritus

    AmbitiousLemon

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    well the best thing to do with an 'odd' system is to run some commercial ware on it. norton or drive10.

    updating prebindings is basically a speed thing. to do it right. restart you machine. update prebindings. restart x2

    side effects: if you dont restart immediatly afterwards things WILL be SLOW. so make sure you restart. also when you first launch your apps after updating prebindings you may notice the launch time is insanley long (this is just the first time after that it will be really fast). they also will need confirmation again for unlocking keychains and things like that. after that your system will be more responsive for some time (depending on use).

    the cronathon and macjanitor thing runs osx's basic maitenance scripts. so there is a daily one a weekly and a monthly. you only need to these manually if your machine is shutdown at night when these normally run. no harm in doing extra though.

    as far as automation goes... hm not sure exactly. guess you could apple script something.
     
  6. amnesiac1984 macrumors 6502a

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    cheers lemon,,

    i think i was going wrong by not restarting then update preb.. then restarting again. I have norton, but i only like running it if my disk is corrupted but it may be worth a try. I mean my system is very stable, its jsut things don't behave sometimes, like you may have read my thread about my CD burner not working in osx, then it worked all of a sudden without me really doing much.......

    thanks again
     

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