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I've just purchased a macintosh laptop with an intel cpu.
I have used Macs in the past, but have never used OS X before and I wonder if anyone can direct me towards a link or article that would allow me to learn a bit more about tips & tricks etc. (i.e. to make it run faster, disable unnecessary services, keep it updated etc.)

Thanks.
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And please take everything at macnn with a big lump of salt. Sometimes there's helpful info there, often it's little more than a nag-fest pile-on. Sorry, used to love it, now avoid it.

If you're just getting started with OS X, you might find this helpful as well:

http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/
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meh ! wrote "macnn" but actually meant macintouch. Again, sometimes (macintouch) is reasonable but at times the "end of the world is nigh" user reports are simply not helpful.
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Please be careful about blanket removal of cache files.

If you remove the cache files in /Library and /System/Library, you -must- reboot right away.
As well, you will get undesirable results when you remove the com.apple.LaunchServices*   files. For example, you may lose some file-application assocations that have been established.

The current tip at http://www.macosxtips.co.uk/  is real fun, but also a good way to REALLY slow down a machine ;)
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