There's nothing like a freshly installed computer
After a system that had been slowly deteriorating since my upgrade to Tiger half a year back, I finally bit the bullet and reinstalled my system.
Glad I did! It’s one of those things, where you’re a bit scared—you know what you’ve got, but what if something goes awry along the way. But once you take the time to do it, it always pays off.
My system had been through Panther and Tiger, Fink and Darwinports, PostgreSQL and MySQL, OpenACS and Rails, besides lots of manually compiled packages and a ton of applications. It was showing.
But now I’m back with a vengeance, and I don’t know if it’s me, or if the screen actually does look brighter.