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Upgrading to Mavericks: 10 Things To Do Before Moving to OS X 10.9 by Tom Negrino

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3. Prepare Your Mac

Making a major operating system change is a great opportunity to evaluate the applications and data that are on your Mac, and archive (or get rid of entirely) stuff you no longer need. If you’re like most of us, you have gigabytes of outdated or unneeded data that you may as well sweep away before you upgrade to Mavericks.

Spring Cleaning

As you use your Mac, it gathers bits of information that you no longer need, and those files add up, month after month. Because the Mac’s Spotlight feature indexes all the files on your hard disk (so you can find them quickly), it’s not surprising that your Mac can slow down after a while. Finding and clearing away files that are cluttering your hard drive is a good idea at any time, but ...

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