house keeping???


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I have been using mac for about 1 month and I was wondering if you need to do any house keeping like on a pc (defrags, Cach cleaning history cleaning blah blah blah) I used to do this alot on my pc but the mac does not seem to have the option.

Any advise is welcome

Cheers darko


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OsX tends to do its own housekeeping in the early hours of the morning if you leave it on, but if you're really missing the electronic dustpan and broom, you could download yourself a little app called MacJanitor (see Version Tracker site) and run it from time to time. The only housekeeping I would see as essential is to use the disc utility in the Utilities Folder in Applications and repair permissions before and after you download new software. Very occasionally switching your mac off sometimes helps to free up memory.It's also important to do software updates - a new security update released this week.


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cheers bud, i did hear about the self cleaning thing but I was a bit dubious, so ou need to leave the sstem on overnight to get it cleaned??? kinda like the elves hey:D

Cheers Darko


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i use onyx, its one of the best for general house keeping

OnyX a multifunction utility (maintenance, optimization, and personalization) for Mac OS X. It allows you to run miscellaneous tasks of system maintenance, to configure certain hidden parameters of the Finder, Dock, Safari, Dashboard, Exposé, Disk Utility... to delete cache, to remove a certain number of files and folders that may become cumbersome, to see the detailed info of your configuration, to preview the different logs and CrashReporter reports, and more.

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