This number does not however include the size of the sleepimage that will be created by the installer. This sleepimage is related directly to the amount of RAM that your machine has.
sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0
Folks who use SSD in their Macs are motivated to keep their installations as small as possible to maximize the space on these smaller drives; Every bit counts on an 80, 120 or 160GB SSDCorrect me if I'm wrong, but isn't Lion smaller than Snow Leopard (which was smaller than Leopard) anyway? Why bother?
Looks like MonoLingual 1.4.5 cleaned up my problems with the GM of Lion; appears to be working and recovering space the way it used to under SL!"So what files can we delete to thin down Lion?"
I ran Monolingual on the Lion GM installation to delete ALL languages EXCEPT English, and it reported no less that 1gb "removed".
I then used Drive Genius to defrag my Lion boot partition.
Cleaned it up pretty well!
See now this is where it would help you to understand your operating system before demanding that someone tell you how to thin it out. Apple hides the Unix directories to keep people like you from deleting them. The following screenshot depicts my root directory ("/" or "Macintosh HD")this is how my hard drive space looks
I have a 256GB SSD with Bootcamp installed on half of it and still have 41GB left.Looks like MonoLingual 1.4.5 cleaned up my problems with the GM of Lion; appears to be working and recovering space the way it used to under SL!