SpeedStart
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Fixes the slow startup bug of Panther 10.3.2.   Free
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SpeedStart is an AppleScript application that fixes the slow startup bug of Panther 10.3.2.
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PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.2









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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Aug 2004
I have a slow start up on Mac 10.3.5- it states that this is not required in 10.3.3- is it safe to use?
[Version 0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Mar 2004
The fix applied by this program is apparently not required for MacOS 10.3.3.

Attempting to use this program on both a Tibook and Pismo running 10.3.3 caused a "File Exists" error to show, indicating that Apple have fixed it themselves.
[Version 0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Mar 2004
Option Click on "download now" to download it. If you just click on "download now" you'll just get garbage on your screen.
[Version 0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 02 Mar 2004
It is not 'garbage', it is the actual compressed code that loads into a webpage, because the developer has not set the MIME type for the file correctly and thus browsers do not recognize it for what it is and instead fill a page with code.

Alternately, you can let the page load fully with the code and when it is finished you can select "Save As..." and save it to your desktop. It will appear on your desktop as would any download and then you can unstuff/unzip/whatever.
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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Feb 2004
Brought down startup time from 2 min. 10 sec. to 1 min. 30. That's a start! But I still think this is too long, Apple!
[Version 0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Feb 2004
Holy frijoles!
This thing is awesome. I got the 10.3.2 slowdown bug. I did the manual terminal thing 3 wks ago and it improved the startup time to acceptable levels (1:30).
But then I used this thing and WHAMMO, I have a startup time of :55 seconds.
Thanks! You've saved me :30 seconds everyday -- that's like 3 hours every year!
[Version 0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Feb 2004
Genial!!!

2min. ----> 1min. 10 s.
[Version 0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Jan 2004
Great help. Thank you so much. Before Speedstar: startup time 2:09 min, after: 1:00 min.
[Version 0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Jan 2004
Yes. i agree fully with Jean-Claude Jesior. Use OnyX to repair your system and it will run a LOT faster, trust me. It worked wonders on my age-old G3 iMac.

Oh, by the way, I neither work for or was payed to say that. I just really think OnyX is a great and FREE app every Mac user should have.

Like I said, you should try OnyX before installing this.
[Version 0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 12 Jan 2004
if you really knew what you are talking about, you'd know that OnyX does not do ANYTHING like SpeedStart does. I use OnyX but it will NOT help you with the issue that SpeedStart does. And SpeedStart does not truly install any software AT ALL. It DOES modify a file that exists in OS X and it copies that file to another location where it is NEEDED.

Got to MacFixit.com, search keywords "SpeedStart" and get the facts.

Do your homework before you say things you know nothing (apparently) about.
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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Jan 2004
How to unpatch from my OS X 10.3.2?
If i reinstall 10.3.2 again. Start up it gone or not?
Because, i think if start up faster, maybe miss some file start up. I don't know. Just my presage!!!
And last time my com can't open. I push power button, but nothing happen. I think Ohhh my power supply is broken, but not. I call to IT and fix it. Now is ok. That why i wanna unpatch. Just try to find, why my com have a problem.

G4 733
1.2 Gb ram
60 Gb HD
2 year ago
[Version 0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 12 Jan 2004
You can use the unpatch feature of speedstart first and then drop the speedstart to trash bin.
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Anonymous commented on 12 Jan 2004
Thank you very much Jeff
How SpeedStart to work? Run everything same before patch or shotcut something?
Your program Great & make my com start up super fast!!!
Maybe my com it time to broken, not your program.
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Anonymous commented on 13 Jan 2004
The only thing it does while patching is running a Unix command:
sudo ln -s /System/Library/Extensions/BootCache.kext/Contents/Resources/BootCacheControl /usr/sbin
This command creates a symbol link to the BootCacheControl in the /usr/sbin folder.

And about the undo feature, it deletes the symbol link by:
sudo rm -f /usr/sbin/BootCacheControl
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Cybergoober commented on 08 Jan 2004
"It's a pity that the "ln" option is not supported."

Erm, you sure about that? Looking at the source code provided, it appears to be using the 'ln' option…
[Version 0.1]


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Tokyoedison had trouble on 02 Mar 2004
I found that "Download here" is the source code.
How ca I DL the Speedstart?
[Version 0.1]

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Joel Mueller commented on 02 Mar 2004
It doesn't download the source here. The source download is only in the related links section of this page.
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Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:29 Dec 2003
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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SpeedStart is an AppleScript application that fixes the slow startup bug of Panther 10.3.2.


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