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Default Programs To Remove - 05-23-2009, 06:39 PM

What programs should I run or remove to free up disk space on the Dell Mini 9 ?
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Default 05-23-2009, 07:25 PM

I'd suggest running monolingual and xslimmer before anything. This is what I did, it free'd up around 2.5 gb for me which was perfect for installing updates. Then I ran it again, after the updates were installed allowing for 2.03 gb's free with iWork 09' and Photomechanic installed.
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Default 05-23-2009, 07:32 PM

I dumped the printer drivers. I also ran AppCleaner and got rid of BootCamp, since it won't run on the mini. I also dumped iChat ( I don't chat) and Mail ( I use Google Mail). I am considering getting rid of Front Row, I don't think it works with the mini. I might dump it in the future, if I need the space.

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Default 05-23-2009, 09:01 PM

Go to your SDD, then System, Library, Speech, Speech Voices, and remove all of the folders there except Fred. That will give another ~700MB.

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Default 05-24-2009, 09:35 AM

If you havent seen this already, I recommend you check out this link and do all of those steps. Five ways to slim down your Mac OS X install - Ars Technica

Other apps you can uninstall really depend on your needs and wants. I personally kept ical and mail since I prefer to have an app to check my mail instead of a webpage. You can substitute mail with lighter apps like thunderbird tho.

There are a lot of apps you can get rid of in the utilities folder. You most likely wont need the midi stuff, airport, boot camp, directory stuff, odbc, voice over, raid utility, color utilities, and maybe X11. I didnt install X11 to start with.

Other default apps you can get rid of are front row, font book, DVD player, and dictionary. There are apps you can replace like mail as stated before, safari, quicktime with vlc, ichat with adium, itunes, not sure what to repalce it with, but Im sure there are much lighter apps. If you dont use isync you can get rid of that too. After all the slimming, I was able to get to down around 5gb or so, but i kept some of the larger apps that could save more space.
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Default 05-31-2009, 04:33 AM

Interesting link matthaios. Thanks!

Can anyone help me how to remove the built in languages of Leopard. At the time of the isntall I just sticked with the standard installation and now I would like to loose a little weight.

Thanks for helping!
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