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patg patg is offline
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Default Could someone make a sticky of all the space saving techniques for osx? - 07-25-2009, 04:38 PM

I know there are bits and pieces scattered here and there, xslimmer, monolingual, etc but could someone make a comprehensive list of everything that can be stripped off osx to maximize space? insluding system files I know ive heard of people removing printer drivers and voices too. I don't even have my a90 yet but im really hyped to put osx on it. Thanks a lot!
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Default 07-25-2009, 09:54 PM

ok, im doing it, im looking in other threads, if anyone has ideas they want included please post them here.
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Default 08-02-2009, 10:22 AM

This is by far the best guide out there (it's for dual booting, but the slimming section down there is great:


This gets down in to the nitty gritty and it took out I think like 1.5~2GB for me, and I did a slim install anyway!


basically in the end get Trimmit - Eliminating Bloatware
Trimmit, and run your apps you won't use much through it, it cuts Mail.app from like 120ish mb down to 20mb
it took iTunes from 70mb to 18mb etc etc.

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