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    Mac OS X maintenance for windows user
    Hey everyone!

    I switched to Apple a few months ago. I've been using mostly windows and linux before that.

    On Windows, I had to do all sorts of maintenance - defray, clean the register, scan for malwares, etc. On linux, which is closer to the Mac OS X, I never did any kind of maintenance.

    I read some contradictory things about the mac os x lion - some say that I should buy some apps like mackeeper and iDefrag, some say that it's hardly necessary and mostly a waste of money.

    So what advice on this respect you experienced users could give me?

    Thanks in advance!

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    There's no real need to do anything much.

    Some of us run Onyx every now and again.

    But whatever you do DO NOT install or use MacKeeper. A quick search of this forum will list off numerous horror stories of that particular application.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

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    Quote Originally Posted by mig_akira View Post
    I read some contradictory things about the mac os x lion - some say that I should buy some apps like mackeeper and iDefrag, some say that it's hardly necessary and mostly a waste of money.
    Not just..."mostly a waste of money"...but IMHO (and many others)...a TOTAL waste of money. In fact...apps. like "MacKeeper" can actually cause issues. Stay away from these apps!!

    As far as defragmenting...I could write a lengthy reply...but this article explains it just as well:

    Do You Need to Defragment a Mac’s Hard Drive?

    HTH,

    - Nick
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    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Whoa, and I was trying to use MacKeeper on the iMac here at work, to be able to install Windows 7 (needed for some Unity 3D stuff) via bootcamp without the annoying "some files could not be moved" message! I tried Onyx, it's an awesome all around tool! Thanks!

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