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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.

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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?

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MacKeeper swindling its customers. Alternatives readily available.

Just use Onyx.

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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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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