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Onyx or Maintenance which one is better?


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Read both about Maintenance (in Chase_m's post) and Onyx (in different threads in this forum).

Several people advised not to use other system maintenance utilities except Onyx, but Maintenance is recommended by Chase_m in his classic Switcher's essay.

Do I need to use both? I guess they are a bit overlapping and only one would be enough? Which one is better for a newbie?

Suggestion from experienced users would be highly appreciated.

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They are both by the same company - both free - Maintenance is an easier program, not as feature rich as Onyx.

Take your pick.

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Onyx +1.

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+1 more, Onyx
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Another vote for Onyx. Here is a quick user guide:-

Onyx Mac – Instant Download Onyx for Mac OS X Blog Archive How to use OnyX for Mac

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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They are the same program, made by the same people. Maintenance is just a slightly-simplified version of OnyX without quite as many features.
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I have used onyx sense I was on tiger and have never had issues with it. S
Another +1 for onyx.
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Thanks a lot guys. I would go for Onyx, can't understand many things it does though! Would read the guide

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