4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 30, 2012 3:20 PM by Klaus1
russlex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi all

 

I am looking for a maintainance program for my mac. i have heard that Onyx Mac is ok. I am a little concerned about downloading it without any recommendations. Does anyone have any feedback or know any reason why i shouldnt get it.

 

Thanks

 

Russ


iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: onyx utility
    rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (42,145 points)

    The question is why do you feel your iMac needs a maintenance app. In most cases everything that needed is already integrated right into OS X. While Onyx isn't a bad app it can create issues if you don't know exactly what you're doing. Please state why you think your machine needs some maintenance and someone can recommend which utility is needed or be able to tell you why it's not necessary with OS X. My guess is you may have recently come from the MS Windows world where third party apps are necessary to keep Windows running OK, with OS X that isn't the case.

  • 2. Re: onyx utility
    russlex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the reply.

    I have only had the imac for 10 months and am still finding my way around it.

    I have noticed that it is a little slower recently.

    As an ex windows user i always found clearing out all the old unused files kept it running better.

    so i was looking to do the same.

     

    I assume from your comments that this gets asked alot,

     

    How do you go about this without the use of utility programs?

     

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • 3. Re: onyx utility
    rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (42,145 points)

    If you see the computer is slower the first thing to check is how much RAM you have available. You can find out how to effectively use Activity Monitor (Applications - Utilities - Activity Monitor) in

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1342

     

    It's possible your system only needs a RAM upgrade.

  • 4. Re: onyx utility
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,485 points)

    As an ex windows user i always found clearing out all the old unused files kept it running better.

    so i was looking to do the same.

    Same applies to the Mac but you don't need a third-party utility to do that - just delete them.

     

    How much free space do you have left on your hard drive? That is the important question.