Wednesday 12th February 2014

by Vanessa

The free Mavericks OS X or the OS X 10.9 has attracted millions of users who have rushed to download the Mac software unlike the older versions such as the Mountain Lion OSX andLion OSX. One downside of Apple’s latest update is that many users are reporting that the machine is slowing down their computers. If you have been experiencing the same slowdown in the performance after downloading the software, here are some tips that you can use to improve the speed and performance of your machine:

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Avoid panicking before the installation

Do not panic as you prepare to install the software.  Backup your system before carrying out the installation. While the 10.9.0 version may have some glitches, Apple is constantly updating the OS X and you can always find an updated version on the website You may also use a bootable disk drive to carry out the installation process from an external drive.

Update everything

After carrying out the installation of the Mavericks OS X, you can download Mac softwareand carry out an update of everything on your machine. Check out the latest updates for the various Mac software installed on your machine and carry out the updates.  Ensure all your Mac software are running the latest updates. Check out the Apple Mac Store or download the latest software from Mac at and carry out the updates.

Check the apps for compatibility

One of the disadvantages of using third-party apps that have not been verified and validated by Apple such as those in the App Store, is that it is very easy to download and use some rogue apps which can considerably lower the system performance.  Check to ensure that all your apps are compatible with the Mavericks OS X.  One of the tools that you can use to carry out this compatibility test is the RoaringApps. Check out the website at .


You do not have to be an IT guru to run a healthy app.  There are certain simple steps that you can take to ensure your Mac is in tiptop shape. These are dubbed “RSCA”:

  • Command-R: Launch the Recovery Mode for your App by Restarting the Mac and long-pressing the R letter.  Run the Disk Utility in this mode to check your disk and repair any errors which may have occurred. Restart the Mac again.
  • Command-S (Check Spotlight): When you have carried out a major upgrade, the OS in your machine will rebuild the Spotlight in the process degrading your system performance.  Click on the Spotlight icon- a looking glass-and check if there is an ongoing indexing process. A dot should appear at the centre of the glass if indexing is taking place. Wait for this process to complete and you should see an improvement in performance.
  • Commands C and A – The Console and the Activity Monitor: If the system seems unusually slow, launch the Console and the Activity Monitor and determine the apps that are consuming the most resources.

Some of usual standard practices that can be used to improve the system performance include increasing memory, freeing up more memory, and checking for more space. You need at least 10% of drive space so as to work at optimal performance for the storage of temporary files. If you need a Mac software download, check out .

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