yeah i did that, freed up nearly 2GB. but still, have you experienced this much memory taken up? i was expecting like 5ish, not 16. if this is the case, its fine. just wanted to make sure my iBook isnt faulty/missing something etc.gwuMACaddict said:it's a big OS
try deleting some of the language files that you won't use
i guess next purchase will have to be an external HDKrazykrl said:The OS takes up space, the biggest culprit is the applications folder. I know Tiger installs nearly 2 Gigs of extra apps. Take a look and remove what you're sure you don't need. Ask if you're not sure.
I have a 60GB drive and about 15GB is used by the OS and apps.
Getting info on the drive will show you the size of the drive next to "Capacity." In System Profiler, look under Hardware > ATA (if it's the internal ATA HD) and your drive will be there, listed by model number in the device tree. The capacity reported there will be the same as from Get Info though.Bowser said:so quick, thanks guys.
one more thing. i bought a new iBook 12' which comes with a 40GB HD. well once i started it up, i only had 24GBs of free memory. now i know there is going to be some discrepency between what is advertised and how much memory is actually free (definition of what a GB is, OSX takes memory etc.). however, doesnt 16GBs missing seem much?
edit: i wanted to look into system profiler to see exactly what HD is in my iBook (maybe they accidentally put a 30GB in mine), but i cant seem to find my HD in the profiler