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Mosca

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I saw this recommended by Lifehacker, so I gave it a try.

It fixed some hard drive performance issues, resulting in my Macbook Pro running MUCH cooler. It made some network recommendations that I was unaware of: I switched from WPA to WPA2 (I thought I was on WPA2), I didn't have my application firewall on, and I switched to Google Public DNS, resulting in faster webpage loads and an extra level of security (I checked out Google Public DNS before switching, I didn't know what it was). It cleaned out the system cache and the system log.

It helped, it was easy, and it was free. Web surfing is much faster and the machine runs cooler. I'm passing along the recommendation.

(As an aside, Windows users can note that sometimes Macs benefit from a tuneup, too.)
 

pjrose

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Thanks, I'll look into this!

For years I used Norton Utilities for that plus much much more, and really miss it :(
 
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