Mac Facts?


Dave Horrigan's Mac Facts (subscription required) Columns in the SCMP is usually an OK read but today:

The first thing I check on a buggy Mac is whether the hard disk or database are full. The hard disk should have at least 10 per cent free space. Fifteen per cent is better. Like any Unix-type OS, once it's almost full, it will corrupt files. The cure is to remove unwanted files or put in a larger hard drive.

I won't disagree that a bigger hard drive can be necessary, but saying that all Unices will start to corrupt your data when nearly full is complete rubbish. I've been using Linux and other Unices since 1999, and that's something I've never seen happen.

This article: deals with the subject of keeping your Mac in tip-top condition and seems more informative.

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