I've joined the dark side (Or light?..) and bought my first ever Mac

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  1. iRiaz macrumors newbie

    iRiaz

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    Was due for a laptop upgrade after my HP of 4 years died. Saw a Macbook 13" 2015 model with a 3 year warranty, so i thought why not.

    Anyway I literally have not installed anything on my mac other than Spotify as of yet and deleted the preinstalled iMovie app.

    But what's this "OtherOS"? (See image)
    And why does it say i have some Photos taking up memory when I don't have any photos/audio/video files as it's fresh out of the box?..

    :S
     

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  2. hj576 macrumors regular

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    Welcome to the dark side,
    Sorry i cant be your guide, Since I am in the same boat as you, My first macbook arrives on 15th
     
  3. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    I think you meant "Other". Correct? If so, it is a lot of different file types.

    See https://www.igeeksblog.com/what-is-other-on-mac-how-to-remove/ for details.
     
  4. iRiaz thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. Goatllama macrumors 6502a

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    Could be basic background images and other visual assets (icons, etc.). Just a guess on my part. And here's the official breakdown: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH25855
    And of course, welcome! I hope you enjoy the great feel of both the OS and the product.

    Edit: whoops, looks like those particular files would be included under System. Hm.
     
  6. hj576 macrumors regular

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  7. marc55 macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats and enjoy it. I came over to the light early last year and have not missed Win PCs nor have I regretted one bit.

    My 15" rMBP is the best computing experience I've ever had.
    M
     
  8. iRiaz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No it was brand new from a retail store
     
  9. elf69 macrumors 68000

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    that is normal.

    I just did a clean install on a 2007 macbook pro and have 68.8mb of photos, 1.78GB of apps and 12.94GB other.

    Welcome, I am a newish user as only 6 months with mac.
     

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