With FireWire hard drives and DVD burning to archive files, blowing out the hard drive and reinstalling OS X is a painless operation. I don't have to do it as much now as I did with previous OS X releases, but I do this at least twice a year. <br><br>At least consider this: They do this each and every night at the Apple Store. Now, this is done so that every Mac starts the day uniformly, but you never see a sluggish Mac bogging down at the Apple Store.<br><br>****************<br>no sig
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>The Info Panel on the right has less JPEG compression applied.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Considering the panel on the left is an 8 color GIF, I'd say just the opposite is true. ;)<br><br>
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A-HAAA!!!<br><br>"Welcome to my parlor," said the Sparky to the Sarge.<br><br>I got you to admit those panels were different, by using the old the-one-on-the-right-has-less-JPEG-compression-applied trick!<br><br><br><br>
Apple techs do NOT blow out hard drives. In fact, they recommend AGAINST it. Reason being that any bad blocks that have been remapped would be revisited, and that is bad medicine. <br><br>There is absolutely NO reason to erase and reinstall on a Mac unless you are selling it or you bought it used and want to make a clean start.<br><br>It's pure superstition to go through all that work for nothing. It's bad for your hard drive, too. <br><br>A hard drive is nothing but a magnetic storage device. Do you erase your cassette tapes and then re-record them to make them work better? Do you erase your videocassette tapes and then put the movies back on them to make them work better? <br><br>Of course not. It's ridiculous. <br><br><br>
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>There is absolutely NO reason to erase and reinstall on a Mac unless you are selling it or you bought it used and want to make a clean start.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Yeah there is... to sound cool to all your friends.<br><br><br><br>
#215753 - 02/12/0501:49 AMRe: 10.3.8 - Do You Dare?
Do videocassette tapes constantly write and erase data like a hard drive? Do they fragment?<br><br><br>Edit: Actually, YES! Re-recording your video cassettes would produce a cleaner picture. Because you're slowly erasing them every time you watch them, recording them from a fresh source would yield a better copy. But who keeps master versions of videocassettes? No one. Who has master versions of their OS? All of us.<br><br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Sam on 02/11/05 08:53 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
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