As you all know by now I’m a massive fan of my Mac Book Air, for a lot of reasons. One that keeps cropping up though, especially while I’m at work and using a PC, is how much easier it is to keep clean. Everything in OS X is neat and tidy, right where you want it, and to be honest there’s not that much you can do to mess it up. Apple devices have a much longer shelf life it seems too, because even though my Mac Book is new, it’s not my first, and I’m so happy with it that it won’t be my last either.
Maybe it’s because I use my Windows laptop for work stuff, and the sheer amount of tasks I perform on it every day are weighing it down, but it’s definitely slower now than when I was given it around 18 months ago. Even a Mac Man knows there are some quick and simple things that you can do in case you need to clean up your PC.
3. Defragmenting is a pretty alien concept to me. I want to work with an OS that puts the files in the best possible place in the first place, so the need to move them so they’re easier to access seems a bit strange. Still, it’s got to be done if you want to keep your computer speedy, and leaving the defrag tool running during lunch is easy enough.
2. Easier though is Disk Cleanup. Just open your start menu and it’s right there – and it’s pretty straightforward to delete some files and save yourself some space – hopefully speeding things up in the process.
1. Disk Cleanup is great, but it’s not exactly thorough. The easiest way to get everything ticking over nicely is download a registry cleaning tool. This is absolutely brilliant for speeding up your day to day browsing (which is really noticeable when you’re sat at your PC for 8 hours a day…), but it’s biggest advantage is that it’s fantastic for preventing and even fixing crashes so you don’t lose any work.