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Stop using Norton utilities
Authored by: deleted_user18 on Dec 10, '02 10:23:49AM

Why do people use these Norton tools? Can somebody please explain?

They are always in the way with OS X updates and there is nothing which can't be done without them (fsck, etc.).



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Stop using Norton utilities
Authored by: robmorton on Dec 10, '02 11:10:11AM

I wouldn't say nothing, but I would say you are better off with journalling than Norton Utilities. Sadly, we have to use Norton Anti Virus which is worthless and just as bad on the system.



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Stop using Norton utilities
Authored by: alejules on Dec 13, '03 11:31:16AM

what do you suggest to use instead of NSW or Norton Utilities?



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Re: Stop using Norton utilities
Authored by: trevor on Dec 14, '03 12:03:44AM

DiskWarrior is far superior to Norton Disk Doctor for hard drive repair.

At this time, there is no need for a virus checker in OS X unless you are running MS Office.

Trevor



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Re: Stop using Norton utilities
Authored by: marcog on Dec 14, '03 10:50:51AM

Does anybody know some other software that can replace Norton Speed Disk?
Ok, I am not going to use NSW anymore but I am going to miss Speed Disk for disk defragmentation.
Having journaling enabled on Panther doesn't keep files defragmented, does it?

THX



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Re: Stop using Norton utilities
Authored by: MaxMarino on Dec 14, '03 01:24:02PM

Panther automatically defrag files under 20MB.

Moreover, it does not suffer (as well as other Unix systems) measurably from fragmentation. It is not OS 9.



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