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System Optimizer X 4.7.3

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License:Shareware OS:Mac OS X 10.2+
Rating: Rated 5 Stars. Submitted:12 Jul 2005
File Size:1.69 MB

System Optimizer X was originally designed to improve system speed and responsiveness. This new version has several new features in addition to the System Optimization including the following:

System Optimization
Performing System Optimization will improve your system's speed and responsiveness by updating prebindings to executable libraries. Live text feedback will let you know what it's doing (as seen above) and a real-time progress bar will inform you of its progress. This is the recommended way by Apple for speed up your system. An automatic optimization schedule is built-in which can be set to automatically optimize your system weekly, monthly or bimonthly.

Internet Connection Optimization
New in SOX 3 is the Internet Connection Optimization feature, which increases your upload and download speeds by adjusting TCP buffer sizes. Nine optimization presets are built-in, including ISDN, several kinds of DSL, and T1/greater. If you know what you're doing, you can manually adjust your TCP buffer sizes yourself.

Window Buffer Compression
Also new in SOX 3 is Window Buffer Compression. When a window is hidden or minimized, the RAM it is using will be compressed. This will free up RAM for the system and other applications to use, which will speed things up.

Application Prioritizing
New in version 3.1 is Application Prioritizing. You can use the "Priority" tab to change the Window Manager, Finder, Dock, Memory Manager, and UI Server's priority level to one of eight points, or click the "Automatically prioritize" button for the preset-configuration.

Internet Version Checking
Another convenient feature is Internet Version Checking. Many applications have adopted this ability and now SOX has it, too. Internet Version Checking allows SOX to check its version with this web server. If your version is out-of-date, you will be asked if you'd like to download the new version. Version checking occurs automatically, behind the scenes, when SOX launches or you can turn it off.

This download is the free trial version of System Optimizer X. The full version can be purchased directly from the author. See program documentation for details.