How many of your trim your OS X installs?

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

  1. alienex macrumors regular

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    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 big..is it because of all the drivers?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    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

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    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

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    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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