what is iWork 08 missing?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by shen, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. shen macrumors 6502

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    ok, maybe this is just an example of the l33tness of Apple programers, but 08 adds one app, and yet is less than half the size of iWork 06?!?

    is this right or is it only the demo that is that small?

    isn't the trial a full version missing only a key?

    my 06 is 1.34gigs

    my trial 08 is 687 megs.

    what am i missing here?
     
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    My retail copy of iWork '08 is also 687 MB. I deleted my iWork '06 folder so I can't verify.
     
  3. filmgirl macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I deleted the iWork '06 folder that came on my MacBook too - it was well over a gig (1.37 I wanna say) and the retail iWork '08 is the same as you guys' - 687. I guess they pruned the program and got rid of stuff that wasn't necessary. That or maybe it has something to do with being Universal Binary.
     
  4. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Ah I get it, these do not appear to be Universal Binaries, but Intel-only on my computer (there is no "run under Rosetta" option). That would certainly account for smaller size.
     
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    The only thing that I can imagine is that they've already moved some things into the operating system, hence the reliance of iWork '08 on 10.4.10 or later but it's definitely smaller.
     

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  6. pengu macrumors 6502a

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    the demo probably has less templates/etc included?
     
  7. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    As was already stated, the retail copies are the same exact size.
     
  8. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    The difference is due to the way graphics are accessed by the templates. In iWork '05 & '06 the various graphics in the templates existed in each language version. Now, the templates share resources. Since there are about 15 different language versions of the templates, that a lot of space saved.
     

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