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Vinniecole 10-08-2011 10:42 AM

os x 10.4.11 free cleaning software?
 
Hello mac geniuses! i have an ibook g4 with the above operating system. im basically looking for a free cleaning software as there is so much crap on my laptop and its soooo slowwwwwwwww!! iv seen loads of recent cleaning programs for newer operating systems but all the ones iv found only allow a limited amount of cleaning before you have to purchase it.

So can anybody advise me on a good one please? thanks in advance guys and girls

bobtomay 10-08-2011 11:21 AM

Personally, do not recommend any of the so-called cleaning apps that perform functions similar to those you may be use to in that other OS realm.

Grab Onyx for Tiger.

Then head into your Downloads, Documents, Pictures, etc. folders and delete the junk you don't want any longer. Keep deleting until you're up to 15% free space minimum.

And don't start deleting until you have a current back up.

Vinniecole 10-08-2011 12:43 PM

cheers mate, much appreciated

steelo25 10-12-2011 05:08 AM

Hi peoples, am new to anything Apple so this question is also relevant to me as I have an eMac, old education dept ones (Australia), with 1 Ghz processor, running Tiger 10.4.11, 1.258 Gig ram & 40 Gig hard drive?
Ta again :D

harryb2448 10-12-2011 05:19 PM

Same thing Onyx for Tiger.

littlecody8 10-12-2011 07:05 PM

Sorry what exactly does OnyX do?
I have a PowerBook G4 running 10.4.11 and want to do a restore to erase everything to make it like new but don't have the OS X disc. Will OnyX do a complete clean of the hdd?(That is without taking off the OS)

cwa107 10-12-2011 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by littlecody8 (Post 1309007)
Sorry what exactly does OnyX do?
I have a PowerBook G4 running 10.4.11 and want to do a restore to erase everything to make it like new but don't have the OS X disc. Will OnyX do a complete clean of the hdd?(That is without taking off the OS)

No. Onyx is used for maintenance tasks.

If you want to make it like new without an OS X disc, simply create a new account. Once you've logged into the new account, delete any other accounts on the machine. Viola, as good as new.

steelo25 10-12-2011 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by harryb2448 (Post 1308926)
Same thing Onyx for Tiger.


Thanks, just did so, still getting used to the way Mac downloads things LOL so much easier (most of the time) :D


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