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registry errors

by biffster / June 28, 2010 10:03 AM PDT


i saw an ad on yahoo home page for a product (software) called SAMMSOFT.
this product is supposed to search out and delete registry problems than can slow down a computer.

sounds interesting, however i am sure it doesn't work on macs. is there a product that will do the same for my imac?


imac, 10.5.8, intel core 2 duo, 2ghz, 1 gb

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The answer is no, because
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 28, 2010 11:03 AM PDT
In reply to: registry errors

the Mac does not have a registry.

However, there are apps like Cocktail that will do a little housekeeping for you.

Alternatively, you could leave you iMac on 24/7 and the built in CRON jobs will do housekeeping for you in the wee hours of the morning


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by biffster / July 1, 2010 5:58 AM PDT


thanks for the info. i have no idea what "registry" is supposed to do for pc's nor why macs don't need it, but i thought it would be good to at least see if i needed it.

i will check-out "cocktail" however.

thanks again....biff

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