Reinstalling OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chukwithak, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. chukwithak macrumors member

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    #1
    I'm trying to minimize the install. is x11 something I need to install? what does it provide / do for me?
     
  2. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

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    #3
    For most people, X11 is not needed. If you needed it you'd probably know about it.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    #4
    Like the above post said, you'd know if you needed it.

    The most popular app I can think of that uses it Gimp.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    If you need it, you can install it after the fact. I'd deselect everything and only install stuff if it comes up that you need it.
     
  5. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    I do the same thing disk space saver
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Massive saver! The default install includes 2 GB of language localizations and 3 GB of printer drivers. If you don't use iLife and are installing from your restore disks, it's even worse.
     

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