Why reinstall the OS if you take care of your machine? Other than your perceptions, what do you think you gain? You're treating your Mac with OS X like it's an old Mac OS 9 machine still running OS 9.<br><br>I think reinstalling with new major releases is fine. I will probably do it with Tiger as well just to ensure that old code is all wiped away. I believe I read that the OS developers try and wipe out old code and extras that are no longer necessary so that they can't accidentally cause issues later on, but there are hundreds of thousands of lines of code, so it's probably safe to just do the clean install with archive. My point is that it's not necessary to reinstall at random intervals between major releases. But, if it makes you feel better to have the reinstall force you to do a backup then you obviously have your strategy in place. More power to ya.<br><br>
Thanks man. I am pretty sure I registered there years ago and I've forgotten about it. I love PS and need to get back into doing some professional development via those forums as I have hit a comfortable spot in my profession. I need to learn some new tricks of the trade especially with a new PS coming out. My name there is JackonaMac or it might have been my first and last name that I am not willing to share here. Thanks again.<br><br>
#222758 - 04/06/0501:37 PMRe: Software activation - what a hassle
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I will probably do it with Tiger as well just to ensure that old code is all wiped away.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Whoa! I thought this modern, new-fangled OS X took care of that stuff?? What about the 3am elves? The UNIX Fairy?? The gingerbread house is crumbling, I see...<br><br>I never said random reinstalls were necessary. I claimed that a new, fresh system runs snappier than an older system. So if you like having that piece of mind with each new OS release every two or three years, why not get that oh-so-fresh feeling every year or six months? Can't beat an iDouche.<br><br>
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I never said random reinstalls were necessary.<p><hr></blockquote><p><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>why not get that oh-so-fresh feeling every year or six months?<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>LMAO<br><br>
HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAA .. the iDouche.<br><br>There is no question OS X is snappier and feels more responsive after a thorough, cleansing iDouching. Matter of fact, the release of Tiger (Ocutember 49th) couldn't come at a better time. The ol' eMac needs an iDouching.<br><br>****************<br>no sig
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As a side note, I would like to say I spent the better part of the day reinstalling RedHat Enterprise on one of our Dell Servers and it's still not working 100%. Be glad that OS X is easy to reinstall wether you do it or not.<br><br>-Matt<br><br>
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