World Book?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rye9, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    I was searching to delete things on my iBook and I stumbled on a folder over 1 GB! It is called 2005 World Book. Has anyone opened/used it? What is it? Should I delete it?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I suppose it could be called an encyclopaedia. It's extremely removable though. :)
     
  3. Applespider macrumors G4

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    It's an encyclopaedia-like application with pictures and videos for various dates in history, people, places etc

    If you're trying to save space and don't plan on using Garageband or iDVD, they'll save a lot of room once you delete the loops/themes in Application Support.
     
  4. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Isn't it an online database? If so, then how is it a 1.26 GB application?
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Limited parts are online, but the majority is offline, on your hard disk. :)
     
  6. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    i like that program....it has alot of good stuff in it...look through it before u delete it. its very handy


    Bless
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If internet access is handy, Wikipedia is a better alternative IMO, especially coupled with Google. :)
     
  8. i4k20c macrumors 6502a

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    i don't have this on my powerbook and its the current 12inch.. o well, sounds cool tho!:)
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Pro Macs (PowerBook and Power Mac) come with slightly different software to consumer Macs (iBook, iMac, mini). The apps on your PowerBook are aimed slightly more at the professional compared with the approach of the consumer bundled apps, which are aimed at home use. :)
     
  10. i4k20c macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i remember the apple salesman sympthsyzing with me on this one. I figured out at the apple store how the ibook came with appleworks, while powerbook comes with nothing (besides the 30 day trial) and thought that was kind of mest up. o wel tho, got that student rebate on ms office, and no complaints here!

    i think its just a little weird as to why apple would not put apple works in the powerbook but the ibook..
     
  11. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    I have spent time using the WB while at Apple and I feel it is very nicely put together. If you are desperate to free up space, there are other options to be considered before you delete the multimedia encyclopedia. Explore it and then you'll be in a better position to know if you would likely open it only once a year or so.
     
  12. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    I deleted it almost straight away.
    If you don't require GarageBand or iDVD, I would definately remove those as well.

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  13. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have deleted iDVD but not GarageBand. Even though I havent used GB yet, I hear it sounds fun and even though I and my neighbor know nothing about music, we figured we might fiddle(no pun intended) with it and maybe have some fun. Besides, even though I have a 37.14 GB HDD, I havent even used 10 GB yet. I really dont even need to delete anything.
     

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