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Old Dec 21st, 2006, 02:53 AM   #1
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I saved 8.75Gb by uninstalling a few programs

I have a 80GB hard drive in my MacBook and a 200GB external.
I only had a about 16GB free space on my macbook, and needed some more.

I rarely (or never will) use GarageBand, iDVD, iWork and iWeb..
Just by moving the App's and the Librarys that belong with them I saved 8.75GB

I rarely use iMovie, but it seems to only take up a few hundred MB.
I could clean further, but I am suprised by the extra stuff I don't need.

I wonder, can I select what I install when I do a clean install?
Drop the certian iapps perhaps?

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Old Dec 21st, 2006, 03:26 AM   #2
 
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I wonder, can I select what I install when I do a clean install?
Drop the certian iapps perhaps?
Yep. Easily done. Just set a custom install and uncheck the apps you don't want.
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Old Dec 21st, 2006, 03:27 AM   #3
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do the iApps still work if you move them to the external?
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Old Dec 21st, 2006, 07:51 AM   #4
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and you can save even more by uninstalling the languages you will never use.
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Old Dec 21st, 2006, 08:14 AM   #5
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and you can save even more by uninstalling the languages you will never use.
How is this done?
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Old Dec 21st, 2006, 08:21 AM   #6
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Old Dec 21st, 2006, 10:24 AM   #7
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Delocalizer worked on Panther OS. not sure how it works on Tiger. And Vexel has provided another solution as well.
I think the gains are minimal...not sure of numbers however, but on a laptop anything helps i suppose.
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do the iApps still work if you move them to the external?
They should, it's just Apple Software Update won't find them and won't apply any updates, I believe.
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Old Dec 21st, 2006, 02:04 PM   #9
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Yeah - Garageband takes up several GB all on it's own, just with the loops and jingles and instrument packs. If you don't use it, it's good to save space. iWeb is also similar, because of all it's theme packs, etc...
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Delocalizer worked on Panther OS. not sure how it works on Tiger. And Vexel has provided another solution as well.
I think the gains are minimal...not sure of numbers however, but on a laptop anything helps i suppose.
I saved 850MB when getting rid of them.
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