Is there anything you should do for genral maintenance, to keep it in good working order. Like a defrag type of thing (although I know you don't defrag on macs).The "ghz" do not wear.
But software gets slower and slower with every revision, normally, ymmv, ykmv.
Look at the computer cycle (example):
- You buy it, it is fast, it has no programs, take 25s to boot.
- You install some programs, some startup with the OS, boot time goes to 35s.
- You fill your harddrive, it gets may be corrupted, takes longer to mount, search files in directories, etc (easy to fix with disk utility/fsck).
- You install more programs, some run all the time, like google mail, or im programs, that check every now and them something, it gets slower, because you share your cpu time with them...
repeat to the point where you install programs.
If fact, it does get slower because of the installed programs and the status of you hard disk (consistency). Not because your hardware (except the harddisk) wear.
I hope it helps. (If is too slow, may be you should consider to clean it up a biit, reove what you do not use, check the hd). A fresh reinstall is not normally required. Btw, how many fonts do you have installed ?
Here are some general tips on how to free up some HDD space:There are a couple of utilities to remove old and unused preferences and things like that, but the names escape me now. For sure, remove from startup the programs you do not use, and uninstall anything that you (also) do not use anymore.
Many users are not savvy enough nor feel safe or confident enough to play around with Terminal and such - many do not know what sudo even means. Many Mac users do not even know what an Admin account is let alone how to access theirs. They want a quick, easy way to take care of such things without having to worry. Open an application, press a button, done, like magic! That's what having a Mac is all about!I can never understand why anyone would want to install applications to get rid of applications or unwanted/un-needed resources like languages