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    what program do you recomend for peak performance?
    hi, am a brand new user to this forums. (so sorry if i make mistakes)

    well, tomorrow am gettiing my mac, and i was wondering what programs would you recommend could keep my mac at its best performance, and best security (as i dont think i need it but just to make sure)

    also i was looking for a registry fixer/cleaner for Macs

    so far, i heard O&O idefrag is a very good useful product, but am still researching for better things.

    Thanks in Advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ric0h View Post

    also i was looking for a registry fixer/cleaner for Macs

    so far, i heard O&O idefrag is a very good useful product
    There's no registry in OS X, so no need for the first one.
    Also, there is no need to defrag your HD either. Doing so won't get you any noticeable or grand result. If anything, it will take up some time out of your day and that is about it.

    If you want your Mac to run at optimal performance, all you really need to do is leave it powered on 24x7 (not in sleep mode). OS X runs daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance scripts on its own between 0300 and 0530, based on your time zone.
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    I find my iMac runs much faster if I shut it down every night. I know that's different than what most folk say to do. But it works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giulio View Post
    I find my iMac runs much faster if I shut it down every night. I know that's different than what most folk say to do. But it works for me.
    I agree, why keep your computer on overnight (8-9 hrs) if you are not going to use it. Just a waste of electricity.

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    I heard of this one great app, its called, uh.....Mac OS X, I think...

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    I agree with MaDDoG..
    Onyx is the way forward..
    it forces verification of scripts and permissions..
    Also clears out all your logs and optimises ur HD for you (prob the closest thing to defrag on windows)
    Basically it cleans all the cobwebs out ur system..
    OS X is so well made it pretty much looks after itself anyway.. but Onyx is there for people who like to see the proof of seeing stuff being done to keep everything in order..

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow19man View Post
    I agree, why keep your computer on overnight (8-9 hrs) if you are not going to use it. Just a waste of electricity.
    Just turn off (dim) the display. You would be using no more power than a light bulb... less, actually. It really isn't anything to worry about with regards to power consumption or wasting electricity. You actually have the potential to use more electricity powering it off and on again than you would leaving it idle with the screen dimmed down.

    http://www.apple.com/environment/energyefficiency/

    http://www.macsimumnews.com/index.ph...r_shut_it_down

    http://weblog.infoworld.com/enterpri...keeps_its.html

    http://www.tc.umn.edu/~dols0011/content/
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