Does using Xslimmer increase app performance

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by podsorcerer09, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. podsorcerer09 macrumors regular

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    If I'm running my Macbook Pro with a 64 bit kernel, will removing unnecessary 32 bit architectures in some apps speed them up? I'm not really interested in saving hard drive space, just in speeding things up.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, it won't. You don't need "cleaner" or "maintenance" apps to keep your Mac running well, and some of these apps can do more harm than good. Some remove files/folders or unused languages or architectures, which does nothing more than free up some drive space, with the risk of deleting something important in the process.

    These apps will not make your Mac run faster or more efficiently, since having stuff stored on a drive does not impact performance, unless you're running out of drive space. Some of these apps delete caches, which can hurt performance, rather than help it, since more system resources are used and performance suffers while each cache is being rebuilt.

    Many of these tasks should only be done selectively to troubleshoot specific problems, not en masse as routine maintenance.

    Mac OS X does a good job of taking care of itself, without the need for 3rd party software. Among other things, it has its own maintenance scripts that run silently in the background on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, without user intervention.


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  3. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Their was a case last year after the release of lion where xslimmer broke Safari.
     
  4. jman240 macrumors 6502a

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  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Of course, there's no need to invoke them manually, as they will automatically run without user intervention.
     
  6. jman240 macrumors 6502a

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    I was just posting something so the OP could read up on them, what they do, and if he was having an issue try running one of them to see if it helps.
     

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