Keeping the Mac Pro/OS in top shape

chipandegg

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Oct 3, 2007
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I'm new to Macs after using Pcs for many many years. I made the right move

I was wondering if there..

Are there any procedures that I should do or things that I need to look out for to keep my Mac running smoothly. Basically to keep the OS in top shape and healthy. Things that I need to do often?

Any tips, will be great

cheers
 

xUKHCx

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Jan 15, 2006
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Leave it alone to do its own thing. I found that trying to manage the OS actually caused problems.
 

hugodrax

macrumors 6502a
Jul 15, 2007
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I'm new to Macs after using Pcs for many many years. I made the right move

I was wondering if there..

Are there any procedures that I should do or things that I need to look out for to keep my Mac running smoothly. Basically to keep the OS in top shape and healthy. Things that I need to do often?

Any tips, will be great

cheers

Defrag the drive, install antivirus and antispyware software and reinstall the OS every 12 months to speed things up. I also recommend norton utilities to help purge orphaned registry entries, clean up the rut etc.


oops sorry, microsoft windows flashback. Never mind.
 

adamzx3

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Sep 8, 2007
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NE Ohio
Defrag the drive, install antivirus and antispyware software and reinstall the OS every 12 months to speed things up. I also recommend norton utilities to help purge orphaned registry entries, clean up the rut etc.


oops sorry, microsoft windows flashback. Never mind.
LOL :)
 

daveIT

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Oct 25, 2006
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Tell it I love it daily and buy it flowers 2x a year....


...oh wait that's my wife

I've been running OS X since it came out and I can count on one hand the number of times it's crashed.
 

adamzx3

macrumors regular
Sep 8, 2007
244
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NE Ohio
I use Mac Janitor on my parents machine because they never leave it on long enough to do it's automatic maintenance. I believe the OS will defrag the hard drive itself if I remember correctly...I remember losing a pc to a simple defrag...just locked up and wouldn't boot back into xp....glad i'm on OS X now :)
 

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