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Emac software Is there software that replaces Norton Utilities for an emac-- syster 10.3.9?


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Hi there!
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\015\012Norton Utilities of yester-year was essentially a series of maintenance\015\012utilities to keep your Mac running smooth.  These days (and for some\015\012years now), I have so far seen little more than trouble from Norton\015\012when it comes to their Mac software... I would advise against Norton\015\012products as a general rule (on the Mac... it may be better for Windows\015\012machines, but that's not my area of expertise).
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\015\012The best product I've seen for repairing the directory structure on\015\012your Mac's hard drive is called Disk Warrior, by Alsoft\015\012(http://www.alsoft.com/DiskWarrior/).  This is a $99 program, and worth\015\012every penny.  I recommend folks use this on the order of once every\015\012month or two for significant maintenance.
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\015\012That being said, there are also some free maintenance utilities that do\015\012a tremendous job, especially if/when your computer just seems a bit\015\012slow, or if odd little issues have started appearing.
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\015\012One is called Onyx, and they have a version for Tiger (10.4.x), but\015\012also for Panther (10.3.x) as well, available at\015\012http://www.titanium.free.fr/pgs/english.html (again, for free!).
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\015\012Another is an absolutely wonderful tool called Applejack, available at\015\012http://applejack.sourceforge.net/.  This tool is for use in what is\015\012called "Single User Mode":
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  1. First download & install Applejack, using the link above.
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  3. Reboot your computer, holding down command-s.
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  5. When the screen turns black with white text scrolling down you can release command-s.
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  7. Type "applejack auto restart" for a full suite of maintenance to\015\012run, or "applejack AUTO restart" for a truly deep cleansing of the\015\012system.
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  9. Expect the maintenance to scroll by, task after task, for about 15 minutes, and then your machine will reboot automatically.
\015\012Between these 3 tools, you should be very well taken care of!
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\015\012Enjoy!
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