How many of your trim your OS X installs?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by alienex, May 17, 2006.

  1. alienex macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2005
    With the Library install at 9.3 gigs how many of you trim down your OS X install to conserve space?

    Isnt windows XP much smaller install size?

    I am not complaining, just trying to learn why ours is so it because of all the drivers?
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    It's bigger for several reasons, one of which is the bundled iLife apps. GarageBand and iDVD support files can take up close to 4-5 GB between them. Printer drivers can also be close to 2 GB.

    I only trim my install on iBook Dual USB, as it only has a 10 GB hard drive. I've got the install down around 3.5 GB, which is fine with me.
  3. treblah macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2003
    When I first got my MBP I did to get rid of the extra languages and printer drivers. And GarageBand. Oh yeah, and to repartition. :)
  4. disconap macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2005
    Portland, OR
    I trim down to just over 1.5gigs (10.3, so down from the neighborhood of 3). There is a bunch of crap you probably don't need on those things.

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