iStat Pro & FreeSpace

Lastly, I like to know at any given time how much space is available on my computer. Is this strictly necessary? No, but I just like to see this information. For the OSX Dashboard, I use iStat Pro for showing system information. Along with disk information, it also shows temperatures and CPU / Memory / Network usage. It is useful and free.

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Also, I use a program called FreeSpace, which puts an icon in the notification area of the task bar that shows me how much space is left on my hard drive, as well as the ability to eject any attached drives by clicking it. I do not use the drive ejecting much, but the real-time free space number is extremely useful.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #21004 19 Nov 2011 04:35
A little mac advice from our soon to be PC convert
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L0rdG1gabyt3 replied the topic: #21006 19 Nov 2011 06:56
Very nice writeup. Even though the hdd in my MacBook Pro is a 500GB, I think I'm going to check out some of these programs to make sure every thing is running nice.

Thanks!
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chadkirchner replied the topic: #21017 20 Nov 2011 08:08
Not necessarily a convert Wes; a Mac will always be my day-to-day machine. But if I want to game, I need a PC. And if I want to write more for your audience I need a PC. That's all. :)
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olorinpc replied the topic: #21050 22 Nov 2011 09:47
heh, well it is good timing on this writeup as I am working on my first mod project which will also be a hackintosh build . Wouldn't call myself a Mac convert, but a new challenge is always fun :)

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