uninstalling default software in OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mujaru, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. mujaru macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2009
    Hi all, I have just bought a MBP recently. Even though I have used macs here and there in the past but this is the first time owning one...

    I was wondering if it's ok to uninstall default program such as the built in Mail programs that comes with OS X or iLife. I just got MS Office and using Entourage as my default mail program.

  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    It should be fine. If you want to reinstall them you can just put the OS X install discs in and select the optional installs.
  3. mujaru thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2009
    Thanks Ivan. Appreciate it.:)
  4. portent macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2004
    Considering that Mail takes up about fifty megs, it's probably not worth it. You may never need it, but if you do, it's a pain to have to reinstall it from the disks.

    iLife takes up much more space, so I could understand why you'd want to clear that out. I've killed GarageBand and its samples myself; I'm not at all musical.

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