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    Quote Originally Posted by IWT View Post
    Come and live here and you might find that your prices are rather modest.


    Ian
    I think the same could be said about most of Europe and some Asian countries. Americans complain when gasoline prices go up but even in cities where there is public transportation, it seems we would rather drive our autos instead of utilizing it.

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    So true. I know everybody thinks I'm living in paradise, lounging by a pool, sipping a martini and bemoaning the world problems but in real fact I spend at least half of my time fixing things. Nothing lasts very long here but the cost of living is cheap and even with the Australian Aged pension it's still too expensive to live in Australia all year.
    I used to be conceited but now I'm perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Those were called "maintenance scripts".

    Here's a pretty good article regarding Mac maintenance. Parts of the article mention "CleanMyMac X". Not sure if the author is recommending CleanMyMac X...or plugging CleanMyMac X. But there's a lot of interesting info in the article:

    Why you should run maintenance scripts on macOS and how to do it

    - Nick
    Well CMM is mentioned in the article because the article is a “How To” post by the developer of CMM. That’s their website. I used to have a dim opinion of CMM early on because it seemed to feed on fears of “junk” accumulating in one’s system. One junk removal tool in it didn’t seem to actually do anything. The last time I looked at it, it did seem to be much improved and potentially more useful, but not enough to warrant the cost. It does do a couple things that aren’t available for free, iirc, like finding duplicate files.

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    I have never been impressed with CMM and have read negative comments from folks in our forums and other forums. However, they seem to have impressed Macworld Mag and some other Mac rag writers. They have received several good reviews from the Mags. I still don't believe it's worth the price regardless of how much it's been improved.

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    App Cleaner i have used with customers for about a year now. it has always done a tonne of help in speeding up their system. Thats App Cleaner with the space in between, the logo should resemble two blue triangles (or mountains). Have a look its very easy and free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaminson533 View Post
    App Cleaner i have used with customers for about a year now. it has always done a tonne of help in speeding up their system. Thats App Cleaner with the space in between, the logo should resemble two blue triangles (or mountains). Have a look its very easy and free.


    Does it have any advantages over its diect competition AppCleaner (without the space), or others which is FREE and can save $10.00??

    AppCleaner 3.5 free download for Mac | MacUpdate
    App Cleaner & Uninstaller 6.7 free download for Mac | MacUpdate


    PS: I have a few fairly knowledgeable Mac using friends who use "CleanMyMac X" and are quite satisfied with it. But I would question how good or careful it is for "cleaning" some Mac stuff, especially for $40.00 which is apparantly /year!! Ouch!!!

    Waaay too much for such a utility IMHO:
    CleanMyMac X 4.4.3 free download for Mac | MacUpdate


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    Had clean my Mac on mine for an hour or two. It’s as bad as a virus, and just as difficult to get rid of.
    Why use third party app, when it’s all built into the Mac?
    And of course.. free programs? They never are. In fact a lot of them are nothing more than fancy interfaces to the existing Apple interface.



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    I for one would not touch Ukraine or Russian software.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Does it have any advantages over its diect competition AppCleaner (without the space), or others which is FREE and can save $10.00??

    AppCleaner 3.5 free download for Mac | MacUpdate
    App Cleaner & Uninstaller 6.7 free download for Mac | MacUpdate


    PS: I have a few fairly knowledgeable Mac using friends who use "CleanMyMac X" and are quite satisfied with it. But I would question how good or careful it is for "cleaning" some Mac stuff, especially for $40.00 which is apparantly /year!! Ouch!!!

    Waaay too much for such a utility IMHO:
    CleanMyMac X 4.4.3 free download for Mac | MacUpdate


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    Patrick,

    You do realize jamison553 is a brand new member....

    Normally everyone cries SPAM when they see that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachalmers View Post
    Why use third party app, when it’s all built into the Mac?
    My question exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krs View Post
    Patrick,

    You do realize jamison553 is a brand new member....

    Normally everyone cries SPAM when they see that.


    Yup!! I just thought I would fire a warning shot, blow the smoke from the barrel, and then just put my pistol back into my holster.


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    Quote Originally Posted by krs View Post
    Why do you even need a general external maintenance tool for OS X?

    Years ago, OS X had a built in maintenance routine that run in the wee hours of the morning if your Mac was not shut down and if it was shut down, it was supposed to run when the Mac was booted up again.
    The latter apparently didn't always work, but I leave my Mac on 24/7 and haven't found any need to run any external maintenance routines.
    They are still there, and they still run. They used to be called "chron scripts" after the Unix routine that ran them. However, it is a misnomer to call them "maintenance scripts". They are more properly called "housekeeping scripts." Because they really don't do any actual maintenance.

    You can find a rundown of what the built-in maintenance routines do at:

    What will happen if I never do the daily, weekly, monthly bit? - Ars Technica OpenForum

    When does /etc/daily.local run? - Apple Community

    Basically all the built-in Unix housekeeping scripts do is clear out old logs, and take stock of tasks that are overdue, such as backing up files or sending mail.

    No caches are cleared, no repair routines are run.

    As of OS X 10.5 the maintenance scripts are no longer handled by the Unix facility "cron", they are now handled by a similar facility called "launchd," if that means anything to you.
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    Last night I shut down my MBP, first time in a week or so. This morning I booted up and after the login screen came up the device shut down again, then restarted with the "Your computer restarted because of a problem....." after choosing the option to report to Apple I tried to launch OnyX Maintainence app only to get halfway through and the device restarted again. Same message as above, I ignored it this time ran DetectX, found nothing, ran First Aid from Disk Utility, found nothing, then ran Maintainence. Restarted and now all seems fine. I know I was on some dodgy sites last night and that may have been a part of the problem but my point here is; if your usage is routine, if you never engage in "risky" behaviour like clicking on links to unknown sites or from untrusted sources and take all the appropriate precautions you may never need maintainenece apps and the routines that do run automatically may suffice. However if not then these "cleaning" or repair/maintenance routines may well prevent a lot of problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy B. Singer View Post
    They are still there, and they still run. They used to be called "chron scripts" after the Unix routine that ran them. However, it is a misnomer to call them "maintenance scripts". They are more properly called "housekeeping scripts." Because they really don't do any actual maintenance.
    What maintenance should be done, if any.

    On the older macOS, I remember asking my daughter who had her current MacBook pro for about 8 years when the last time was that she ran "fix permissions" in disk utility on her old macOS.
    Her reply was "Fix permissions? What's that?"

    Nobody in my family seems to do any maintenance on any of their Macs including me.
    The only time I clear out the cache if there is a problem that may relate to that, but most times clearing the cache doesn't solve the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krs View Post
    What maintenance should be done, if any.
    Funny you should ask. I have an entire Web site devoted to that:

    OS X Maintenance And Troubleshooting

    Recent Macs don't need much. You no longer need to repair permissions, as they are now immutable.

    Some folks like to run Disk Warrior, but unless you have a problem that can't be fixed using Disk Utility/First Aid, I don't think that it is worth purchasing anymore.

    Macs are growing more and more to not need much or any routine maintenance.
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