Housecleaning Tips for Tiger
Subject:   Jezz.
Date:   2005-04-27 02:21:38
From:   JPorter
With the advent of Panther, I became spoiled on the ease of
installation of these new OSs. I like to use my computer, not mess with the guts of making it work. I will have Tiger, but I think I will wait several days to see how others are doing. I would expect the new OS to clean up my hard drive as I am not smart enough to follow a lot of these complicated computer installs.
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  • Derrick Story photo Re: Jezz.
    2005-04-27 08:42:23  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Rest at ease; you can still be spoiled. Indeed you can just pop the Tiger DVD into your Mac and its excellent installer will take it from there.

    This article, and the one that follows, are for Mac users who want to optimize their experience. This is strictly an optional path...
  • Think of it as spring cleaning
    2005-04-27 10:44:42  MEP [View]

    I like to use my computer too rather than tinker with it all the time. But over the course of normal use, a lot of garbage accumulates -- old documents that no longer serve a purpose, software that I tried but didn't like, an internet downloads folder in desperate need of a flensing -- just stuff that needs to go away.

    It's not just about technical issues, freeing up hard space and making things work better. It's just about clearing out the clutter and starting with a clean, well-organized slate once in a while. So I always install a new OS by formatting and starting over. It takes more time, but being able to go through everything that's on my system and really decide what I need to keep and what needs to go is helpful on many levels so I think it's worth it.