Posted Thursday, January 06, 2005 9:44:22 AM by Kim
Maintenance is another matter though, and I do take the time to Repair Permissions on my Mac from time to time, which seems to be the only routine task that's absolutely necessary to keep things operating smoothly for me. But after reading the Macworld article I decided to dig a little deeper and clean things more thoroughly. Waaaaaaaaaay down in the article was a little gem of information that made the cover price of the mag worth this month's price. A donation-ware program called OnyX that lets me run the routine cleanup chores that are supposed to work automatically in OS X, but don't always do so. The simple interface allows you to run those scripts manually, defrag your hard drive, clean out log files and the many cache files that OS X generates, and generally keep things on your Mac clean and spiffy. A very cool simple program, OnyX get's high marks from me for keeping me out of the (shudder) Terminal window to perform these routine chores.
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