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    Deleting Cookies
    Hi peeps, do cookies need to be deleted on Mac? I am a ex windows person and i remember deleting cookies and temp files to keep the pc clean and wondering if this this the case for Mac
    Thanks

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    Way... way too many specs to list.
    Which browser?
    mike
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    Got # ? phear the command line!

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    Safari OSX 10.6.7

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    mike
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

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    Imac 27" Retina 3.3GHz, 512GB Flash, 16GB memory, OS X.11.4.
    If it concerns you and you are using Safari 5, go into Preferences > Security > Show Cookies and there is an option to remove all.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    As far as whether you need to delete them.... you don't have to, but regardless of the OS, most of us like to every now and then.
    I do mine every 2-3 months, not that I really see any difference
    Overall, you don't get the bloat in OS X like you do with the Windows registry, so ultimately, maintenance is minimal.
    The application of choice for many of us here is definitely OnyX.
    It is a free utility that will take care of things.
    If you're unsure as to what everything does, just use the automation tab with the following checked (which I think is the default).


    Be sure to download the version relevant to the OS you are running(scroll down the link to get the older versions).
    Download OnyX for Mac - OS X maintenance & optimization tool. MacUpdate.com

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    Currently 13" Late 2010 MBA, 4GB/128GB; Early 2011 13" MBP, dual core i7 2.7ghz, 4gb ram, 500gb hd

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