First post on the forums!
First off id like to thank everyone for the wealth of info freely contributed towards getting OSX stable on the mini 9 hardware. Amazing how easy it was to get 10.5.7 running with dual finger scroll, etc thanks to you guys. Typing this now from a 2GB/Runcore mini with Safari, Mail, Photo Mechanic, Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop and Dreamweaver running at the same time with Activity Monitor always open to quickly fix any slow downs (usually caused by Safari). Just for surfing the web and writing emails? Bollocks, I havent touched my MacBook Pro for the past 3 days! Of course the operating comfort and user experience is 10x better on the MBP but im forcing myself to get used to the minis keyboard and small-monitor workflow. First 2 days were painfull but today everything is starting to fall into place. This computer has officially become my camera bag carry-everywhere machine.
Now that im sure about keeping the mini im trying to trim down my install. Ive manually dumped all the useless apps, printer drivers and voices except for Fred and Victoria. I would like to run Monolingual now but ive heard about it breaking some apps? I would just like to run Monolingual on /dev, /lib and /sys leaving /apps alone. Also if the other architectures dont take up too much space I would like to leave them alone as well. I cant afford to have the mini break in the middle of an assignment. My (long overdue) question is: Will removing the languages from all the places mentioned still allow me to open web pages and word docs in other languages without having the text come up as a bunch of grabled nonsense? Id like to reclaim some space for wear-leveling but not if its going to screw up the formatting and translating of foreign language docs and web pages.
Thanks for taking the time to read my long-winded intro and question. If anyone needs assistance getting maximum performance (or simple operation) out of the aforementioned Adobe apps on the mini 9 feel free to contact me
These apps were my first priority, if the mini couldnt run them then it was no good to me. Thankfully everything is doable with a little bit of patience!