Removing 'Office for Mac 2011' Bloatware

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by xShane, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. xShane macrumors 6502a

    xShane

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    #1
    I just received my Microsoft 'Office for Mac 2011' in the mail. Maybe I'm a tad bit excited :D

    Anyhow, I noticed that it installed some other applications (aka Microsoft Bloatware) I wasn't expecting (Microsoft Messenger and Microsoft Communicator).

    Is it safe to remove these applications by sending them to the trash from the Applications folder? Will I be deleting any required connections? I do not plan on using them in the future.

    Cheers,
    Shane.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    Yes, it's safe.
     
  3. DJLC macrumors 6502a

    DJLC

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    Go for it!

    In the future, you can choose to do a custom install and skip over those programs / components you don't need (Communicator, Italian / German / Chinese / etc. proofing tools, Outlook, etc.).
     

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