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preventative maintenance?

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I switched from Windows in June, and I must say that Mac is definately just... better I guess.

but I have had somthing that's been bugging me the entire time I've had my iBook.

and that is that I haven't been doing the regular weekly maintenance that I had to do on my PC. Defragging, anti-virus scanning, Ad-ware scanning and the like.

why is it that I'm not doing this on my mac?
Should I be? and if so, what programs should I use?

thanks in advance.
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No spyware to scan for
No viruses to scan for
OS X automatically takes care of the file system

Once a month or whenever you install a program or update go to Applications -> Utilities -> Disk Utility

Click the Macintosh HD and Repair Disk Permissions in the first aid tab

Thats really all that you need to do

Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System
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Well that seems deceivingly easy...

...that's what I love about my mac... it's rediculously easy, and is low demand compared to my PC.
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