What do I do to keep my MBP in good shape

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Andrew07, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. Andrew07 macrumors 6502

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    Im using my MBP for light recording/mixing, Word stuff, and internet surfing (NO porn, though). What kind of stuff do I need to do to keep my Mac in tip-top shape? I clean Safari's cookies and reset it every now and then, run Disk Utility, and just got Onyx. Would appreciate suggestions!
     
  2. scottlinux macrumors 6502a

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    OS X automatically takes care of the hard drive and other things. You can manually invoke these maintenance tasks with Onyx, though it will be fine by itself.

    Just leave a good amount of hard disk space (at least 2-3GB), and you will be all set.
     
  3. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    i'm curious as to why you thought it was important to mention that.
     
  4. chasemac macrumors 6502a

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    Good luck with your recordings. Macs can handle porn, spyware and ms viruses without any problems whatsoever. Have fun!:)
     
  5. Andrew07 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha, I dunno really. I used to have two roommates that would look at porn all day on their PC and I thought it was really impressive just how much it slowed down their computer. THanks for the feedback!
     
  6. sonarghost macrumors regular

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    since when has porn been on the internet?......I must do some research.
     
  7. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    slowed down the computer, or slowed down them? :)
     
  8. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    just this last february. don't worry, you've not missed much.
     
  9. Mr.Pibb macrumors newbie

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    So to get back on track with the thread... I dont have to run any virus scanner, adware scanner, or disk defrag... its all done automatically? - when and how often?
     
  10. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    You don't have to worry much about viruses when using a Mac.

    They just...aren't out there. Not to say there are no viruses for Macs..but there just aren't too many. Go ahead and install a Mac ported virus scanner, but I wouldn't worry about it much. As long as you don't do really heinous stuff, like browsing pron sites, your risk of getting a virus is slim to none. imo
     
  11. Maxiseller macrumors 6502a

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    heinous |ˈhānəs|
    adjective
    (of a person or wrongful act, esp. a crime) utterly odious or wicked : a battery of heinous crimes.



    I cannot believe I'm that evil. Apparently.
     
  12. sonarghost macrumors regular

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    You look at pron?:p
     
  13. geoffy macrumors regular

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    I think people have misused the word heinous after Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.

    Who are we to judge, anyway?
     

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