iLife and iWork take up so much space?!?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lordmac, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. lordmac macrumors regular

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    Ok so I just bought iLife and iWork and i was looking at the box just before i went at it and opened it up i noticed iWork said it needed 3 gigs of hard drive space and then iLife said it needed 10 gigs of hard drive space. Now all i have is a 40 gig hard drive having a re. a 12 inch powerbook this seems slightly insane now i under ilife is 5 apps and im assuming that it probably for the most part that it just installs over my installed version of iLife 5 so in reality not taking that much new space on my machine. But 3 gigs for iWork seems insane when it only has 2 apps both of which are fairly basic if u consider all of Microsoft office only takes 186MB on my machine. This frustrates me as to intall these things i have to eat up almost half of my hard drive space.
     
  2. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    The apps themselves aren't that big at all, its all the templates, themes, and loops that suck up your HD space... You can delete them if you want.
     
  3. Bern macrumors 68000

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    There are also a few extra languages which can be removed by doing a Get Info on each app. in your ~/Applications folder. You can reduce Pages down to 265mb and Keynote to just over a gig by doing this.
     

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  4. njmac macrumors 68000

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    great advice, thanks. My 40 GB hard drive is making me crazy.
     
  5. Bern macrumors 68000

    Bern

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    You can do the same thing with your iLife apps as well.
     

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