The Traders' Den  

  The Traders' Den > Where we go to learn ..... > Technobabble
 

Notices

Technobabble Post your general Need for Help questions here.
Lossy or Lossless?
Moderators

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 2005-10-11, 06:20 AM
thisistoto thisistoto is offline
505.91 GB/533.29 GB/1.05
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Keeping A Mac Running Smooth And Fresh?

I have an iBook G4 with OSX, and being new to mac i just wanna keep it running smooth and fast.

Is there any external programs i should DL or things I should do regulary?


Thanks
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #2  
Old 2005-10-11, 08:27 AM
ffooky ffooky is offline
14.55 GB/14.61 GB/1.00
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Re: Keeping A Mac Running Smooth And Fresh?

It's a good idea to run something like Onyx or MacJanitor every now and then, particularly if you turn your machine off at night or put it to sleep. There are routines known as "cron jobs" that need to be run in order to keep the size of log files down. These run automatically in the early hours but obviously can't if the 'puter's not running.

You can check when these routines were last run by typing this into a Terminal window:
Code:
ls -al /var/log/*.out
you can also run all three jobs from the Terminal by typing:
Code:
sudo periodic daily weekly monthly
You'll be prompted for your (administrator's) password before the routines (or any command prefixed by 'sudo') will run.

Before and after installing any system software update it's always advisable to repair permissions, either using Disk Utility or from the Terminal with:
Code:
sudo diskutil repairpermissions /
DiskWarrior is without doubt the most trustworthy disc repair utility and it does no harm to run it from time to time, especially before backing up a system etc.
__________________
Two tracks for a desert island:

Black Keys - I Got Mine
Tintern Abbey - Vacuum Cleaner
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #3  
Old 2005-10-11, 12:20 PM
gsmyth79's Avatar
gsmyth79 gsmyth79 is offline
Happy little trees
TTD VIP
659.93 GB/7.41 TB/11.50
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con
Re: Keeping A Mac Running Smooth And Fresh?

I like a program called Cocktail. It does all that stuff at once. I think it's like ten bucks. Versiontracker has it for sure.
__________________
I was saying Boo-urns.
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #4  
Old 2005-10-11, 01:08 PM
ffooky ffooky is offline
14.55 GB/14.61 GB/1.00
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Re: Keeping A Mac Running Smooth And Fresh?

Onyx does everything Cocktail does but for free.
__________________
Two tracks for a desert island:

Black Keys - I Got Mine
Tintern Abbey - Vacuum Cleaner
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #5  
Old 2005-10-11, 01:25 PM
gsmyth79's Avatar
gsmyth79 gsmyth79 is offline
Happy little trees
TTD VIP
659.93 GB/7.41 TB/11.50
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con
Re: Keeping A Mac Running Smooth And Fresh?

d'oh
__________________
I was saying Boo-urns.
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #6  
Old 2005-10-11, 04:22 PM
thisistoto thisistoto is offline
505.91 GB/533.29 GB/1.05
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Re: Keeping A Mac Running Smooth And Fresh?

Merci.
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
Reply

The Traders' Den > Where we go to learn ..... > Technobabble


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forums


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:41 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - , TheTradersDen.org - All Rights Reserved - Hosted at QuickPacket
no new posts