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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by webgoat, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. webgoat macrumors 6502a

    webgoat

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    i'm curious as to what this 2.41 gb of items in /library/printers is in my sr 15.4" 2.2 ghz mbp... are these drivers for a whole lot of hardware i may or may not use?
     
  2. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

    ivi7

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    I am sure there is somthing worng here my Printer folder is 6.4 mb
     
  3. webgoat thread starter macrumors 6502a

    webgoat

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    all the folders within this printers folder are names of manufacturers, such as epson 705 mb, xerox 495 mb, hp 348 mb, canon 249 mb, lexmark 199 mb, and the remainders are between 2 and 5 mbs.... the only printer i use is an hp photosmart c4280 all in one...
     
  4. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    They include every printer driver they can when you get your machine. I have in the past had trouble finding OS X compatible printer drivers when hooking up to a friend's printer or something similar. So yes, it is taking up 2GB of space, but now you don't have to go looking for drivers when you need them, and it is only 2GB of space (god, that feels weird to say)
     
  5. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    The last time I purchased a printer was in 2004. I do not see myself planning a purchase anytime in the future and if I do, I would rather "hunt" for that driver and save the 2 GB of space. :)
     
  6. webgoat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yaba your texas line makes me laugh everytime i see it... fellow texan here born and raised in austin
     

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