Why Leopard's "Alex" sounds so good

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sidnicious, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. Sidnicious macrumors newbie

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    So I installed Leopard, let Time Machine and Spotlight sit overnight, and woke up to 0 bytes of free space.

    My bad. I should've checked my space beforehand. So I fire up WhatSize and start looking around the system for stuff to delete or offload to my external. I find this, and just have to laugh a bit. Alex is larger than most Linux install disks:

    Code:
    $ du -hd 1 /System/Library/Speech/Voices/ | sort -r
    702M	/System/Library/Speech/Voices/
    669M	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Alex.SpeechVoice
    1.6M	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Victoria.SpeechVoice
    1.6M	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Bruce.SpeechVoice
    1.5M	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Agnes.SpeechVoice
     52K	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Hysterical.SpeechVoice
     48K	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Bells.SpeechVoice
     32K	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Deranged.SpeechVoice
     28M	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Vicki.SpeechVoice
     24K	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Organ.SpeechVoice
     24K	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Cellos.SpeechVoice
     20K	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Bubbles.SpeechVoice
     20K	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Boing.SpeechVoice
     20K	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Bahh.SpeechVoice
     20K	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Albert.SpeechVoice
     12K	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Zarvox.SpeechVoice
     12K	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Whisper.SpeechVoice
     12K	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Trinoids.SpeechVoice
     12K	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Ralph.SpeechVoice
     12K	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Princess.SpeechVoice
     12K	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Kathy.SpeechVoice
     12K	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Junior.SpeechVoice
     12K	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//GoodNews.SpeechVoice
     12K	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//Fred.SpeechVoice
     12K	/System/Library/Speech/Voices//BadNews.SpeechVoice
    
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    LOL, the difference between Fred at 12k and Alex at 669MB is quite amusing.

    jW
     
  3. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
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    This is valuable information for institutions and individuals that have absolutely no need for text-to-speech on the machines, and need to trim the Mac OS X install as much as possible.
     

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