Mac Management

Alonzo1

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Feb 6, 2006
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Hey everyone,

I used PCs until I got my iMac G5 a year ago, and I'm still learning a thing or two about Macs. I typically use it for video editing.

My question is, is there anything I should be concerned about or anything I should do to manage my Mac's performance?

I know that nearly every PC I've used broke down after a year, probably from spyware and viruses.
 

Alonzo1

macrumors member
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Feb 6, 2006
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I'm considering reformatting the hardrive to make sure performance is running at full capacity.
 

DMPDX

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Dec 4, 2005
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Alonzo1 said:
Hey everyone,

I used PCs until I got my iMac G5 a year ago, and I'm still learning a thing or two about Macs. I typically use it for video editing.

My question is, is there anything I should be concerned about or anything I should do to manage my Mac's performance?

I know that nearly every PC I've used broke down after a year, probably from spyware and viruses.
A good utility for keeping your mac healthy (well two) are:
1.Onyx: A tool that runs scripts cleans caches and does regular matenance.
It can be found HERE

2. Cocktail: does basically the same things as onyx, but constantly reminds you to purchase it. Thats why I like onyx better, but either one gets 'er done.
Cocktail Can be found HERE

-dsm