basic mac powerbook maintanence... what's the scoop?
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basic mac powerbook maintanence... what's the scoop?

I absolutely love my power book g4 1.25. I've been working it to death for the last 5 months and haven't done any real disk maintanance .

I'm pretty familiar with the tools out there and the drill for os9 and the studio machines, but this being my first osx comp and first laptop in years, I'm a little at a loss for what to do to keep it running solid.

I'm looking for preventative tips.....
thanks!
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I'm enjoying TechTool Pro , and Disc Warrior , for general maintence, problem detection, optimisation, directory maintenance and rebuilds, and data recovery. Both are pretty cheap and invaluable.
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I've only ever used/needed Disk Warrior.
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I've only ever used/needed Disk Warrior.
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echo......echo........
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i just use apples disk utility to repair permissions. i have an older pismo powerbook that works better under osx than it ever did under os9. i haven't messed with any other stuff for it and it's been fine. i think less is probably better with osx. i've run osx on it for a little better than a year now. i did, however, run all that other stuff under os9. TTP was great. but i've done fine without it in osx. i'm reluctant to advise anyone to fiddle more than necessary in an os that doesn't seem to need tweaking. sure, old habits die hard, but i'm happy to stop trying to tweak all the time.
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Originally posted by pounce
i just use apples disk utility to repair permissions.
I only use this on my studio mac and all is well.
Tech tool & disk warrior are well known and recommended.
I have used cocktail and it does a pretty good job @ repairing permissions and clearing cache and run cron scripts.

Os X is pretty good at keeping its self up though.

IMO, nothing beats a yearly cleaning with a complete fresh install of the OS and Apps.
an old Windows habit


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Cajo,

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Apple Disk utility and Drive 10.
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Just the other night I cleaned out my 800MHz TiBook.

1. Tidied up all the documentsand schtuff.

2. installed the latest OS upgrades

3. repaired permissions

4. ran OnyX through it

5. repaired permissions again

6. rebooted zapping the P-RAM

7. cloned the system disk onto an external drive using Carbon Copy Cloner

8. booted from the external drive and erased the laptops internal drive

9. cloned the system back on (the net result of 7. 8. and 9. is a complete defrag).

There is a marked difference. Instead of the drive grumbling for about a minute after log on it is now silent instantly. If you are looking for good tools for OSX definitely check out the above.
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