[muglo] defraggers worth watching

It really is a visually fascinating thing to watch, Joe -- at least as
Norton Utilities used to do it. You saw a real-time visual
representation of the scattered bits of data being gathered up from
various parts of the drive, held in readiness until space was cleared
for them in their proper areas, and then deposited there. The various
types of files -- system files, documents, applications, fonts and so
on, were represented in different colours, so it was easy to follow. If
Techtool Pro, which Karl is talking about, does something more or less
similar, it's well worth seeing; way more fun than a lava lamp ;-)

It might well make a useful part of next meeting, if there's time, and
if someone (Karl, perhaps?) has a copy. I'm certainly going to get one,
but likely not in time for September. I've just had to replace my roof,
and am in the process of replacing some windows, which has rather blown
the budget for a while. If I'm still solvent after that, the first
software priority is a CS3 upgrade, and then probably will come the
defragger. 

Meanwhile, I've Improved the iBook's performance at least somewhat with
Disk Utility and by manually clearing out a lot of old documents and
the last of the System 9 apps. Do you, or does anyone, by the way, know
if there's any reason not to scrap the entire OS 9 System Folder?
anything in there that OS X actually requires, if it's not going to be
required to run anything in Classic mode?

Doug Bale
dougbale@xxxxxxxxxx

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Joseph Nolan <josephnolan1@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi all, this topic has been really interesting to me. Although I find
> the info really helpful, I am basically a visual learner who would  
> benefit from having someone doing defragging in front of me and  
> explaining what it actually does. Perhaps, this would be a topic for 
> the next meeting? I would be glad to contribute one of my laptops for
> the demonstration.
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