Mac Maintenance

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by aaronb, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. aaronb macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2006
    I'm about to purchase my first Mac in the next few weeks. I was wondering what typical things need to be done for a Mac just to make sure it's up to speed and maintained well. I know on a PC you have your defragmenting and things like that. What needs to be done for a Mac in order to keep it running in the best shape?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    If it's a laptop, calibrate the battery monthly as you would to a PC laptop. Otherwise OSX deals with all the necessary maintenance. Enjoy your Mac. :)
  3. Mernak macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2006
    Kirkland, WA
    Repairing permissions (in disk utility) once every other week is also a god idea. And if you shut down your computer at night you might want to use sudo periodic daily/weekly/monthly to maintain performance (macs only do this while in sleep)

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