Newbie here, does my ImacG-5 need any type of maintenance?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Roseohope@aol.c, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. Roseohope@aol.c macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2005
    I am new to the Mac world, so please be patient with me. :confused:
    I have no idea how to maintain the mac. I am use to windows scan disk and such. Thanks again for any info.
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    The simple answer to your question:

    The iMac is pretty self-maintaining, well all Macs are really. You can do the repair permissions stuff like people will tell you, but it's not big deal.

    To sum it up simple: No, you don't have to do anything. Welcome to a more carefree world of computer.
  3. Roseohope@aol.c thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2005
    Thank you! :) It's like learning a new language for me.
  4. zen.state macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2005
    repairing permissions is much more important than you seem to think. use either disk utility or try Yasu. I would say that after any system update that repairing permissions is pretty much a must.

    besides this one task though osx is very maintenance free. the permissions thing comes from bsd unix anyway.. not apple.
  5. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    Repairing permissions and most other maintenance only had to be done manually on Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar and earlier.

    There are some exceptions as zen.state says, like after an upgrade or an archive an install, but normal use and normal application installs don't require any maintenance. Usually I don't find it necessary after smaller system updates, either, but if you ever get any problems, a repair permission is usually the first thing to try.
  6. DeSnousa macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
  7. whocares macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2002
    Just install anacron to run any overdue cron jobs, and to keep your iMac running as new :)

    [Edit:]Beaten to the post! :D
  8. 40167 macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2004
    As others said, not much is needed; just repair permissions.

    And just for your information, its "iMac G5" not "Imac G-5"; everyone on this planet would know what you mean with the latter anyway, but you'll need to type that right to get past "newbie" status :p
  9. Roseohope@aol.c thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2005

    iMac G5 it won't happen again!
  10. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    It is very important to run Repair Permissions after software installation. Will prevent many problems. I have my Mac on 24/7 so that X can do it's daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance.

    I also use System Optimizer X. It's a good program.

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