Mac OS X
Wondering why your new PC or Mac is beginning to lose steam? The reasons might be several including a highly fragmented hard drive, numerous programs running simultaneously in the background or a detrimental malware. Frank Johnson whisks a few easy-to-do tips to speed up your PC or Mac.
Clean up your start up items: It is painful to wait for minutes after hitting the power button of your machine before actually getting to start your work. From a few seconds to over 2 minutes, the waiting time can be really frustrating. The reason why your PC or Mac boots up so painstakingly is because there are a host of programs that are getting activated at the same time. Most of these programs will launch themselves automatically on start up. Thankfully, this delay can be tackled.[Read More...]
Some backup programs distinguish between incremental and differential archiving schemes. Although not all software uses the terms in exactly the same way, the difference is typically that in an incremental backup, only the files changed or added since the last time the backup ran are added to the archive. With a differential backup, all the files changed or added since the initial full backup are added to the archive. Thus, differential backups take longer to run than incremental backups.[Read More...]