CNET Editors' reviewIf you're not already a pro at using the command line, OnyX is a solid choice for conducting routine maintenance and tweaking the interface on your Mac. This free utility shares much of the functionality of applications like Cocktail (which its help files suspiciously resemble), and it can help you with everything from checking S.M.A.R.T. status on your disks to configuring the Dock, Finder, and Dashboard and Expos to your liking. OnyX can even help you run Unix utilities and change your desktop to an animated background. As with all OS-tinkering applications of this kind, most features work most of the time, but your mileage may vary when it comes to effectiveness and stability--so buyer beware (especially given that OnyX doesn't cost anything).
From Titanium's Software:
OnyX is a multifunction utility for Mac OS X (PowerPC and Intel). It allows you to verify the Startup Disk and the structure of its System files, to run misc tasks of system maintenance, to configure the hidden parameters of the Finder, Dock and of some of Apple's own applications, to delete caches, to remove a certain number of files and folders that may become cumbersome and more.
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"This is just a warning about a FRAUD 'Onyx' site"
Version: OnyX (Tiger) 1.8.6
Onyx is free and full of kewl functions
Except a SCAM RAT has created a phishing site to hurt Onyx newbies at:
DO NOT VISIT THE ABOVE SITE!
This goes to show you how popular Onyx is for Mac users:
If you Google 'Onyx Mac', the TOP result is a SCAM SITE (onyxmac.com / 188.8.131.52) that lures you into downloading some mysterious scam ware called 'SpeedUpMac' that is entirely UNrelated to Onyx. I scanned the DMG file for Mac malware and found none.
By nefarious means, (I used Pacifist on the DMG file), I was able to discover that the anonymous scamware is actually from THIS website:
The ACTUAL name of the software is: Stellar Speedup Mac. NEITHER of these websites have WHOIS data, meaning that the owners are PURE EVIL. Or something like that. You get the idea. Stay away.