Green Gecko wrote:
I'm playing devils advocate. Generally all my machines are reliable and work well. I maintain them all. I just find it hugely ironic whenever apple products don't work.
I'm not making a serious comparison.
One thing that does really annoy me about OSX tho is when it won't shut down because an app has blocked the shutdown process or whatever. I don't strawberry floating care, just terminate the app, I'm wise enough to have already saved my work! So i close the lid and the laptop sleeps instead. Next day I boot up and have critical battery but haven't got my charger, and I can't write my dissertation. Argh!
I wish there was a hibernate/deep sleep option.
Why should having excess programs slow down your computer? Sounds like a myth from 15 years ago, like excess boiler pressure in your ram. It doesnt make sense. Everyone who has a slow mac blames themselves with that and I don't get it. As long as you have enough hard disk space it shouldn't be a problem. If it is there's a problem with the file system or whatever equivalent to the registry there is for OSX. and who's fault is that?
I could be wrong here, I'm not the resident Mac expert but I do believe Macs get bogged down with disc fragmentation. The file system that OSX uses resists fragmentation, but not perfectly. Having too many large files can bog it down. Maybe you can find a free defrag program to refresh your system?