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Removing Factory Installed Programs

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I want to delete all the junk that I don't need like languages and things of that I don't need. How does one do that? I don't need a lot of the stuff that came from the factory.

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I would not remove languages because you do not need it, but software compiled my need it.. as for software just drag to the trash from applications.

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as for software just drag to the trash from applications.

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yes but those programs I get. But I want to remove some of the default crap that comes from the factory much like you do with windows when you remove all the windows BS.

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I am not sure which stuff you are talking about? give me an example.. OSX is pretty lean, like equation editor is nothing more than a small (few K) but is part of the PDF engine which is also apart of the print driver.. so as you can see most things are reused to save space.

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well there is a bunch of printers installed I am sure. Don't need those. I am sure there is a bunch of fonts that I don't need. I know when I redid my ibook from the factory it was much better and leaner.

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There is a app called Monolingual that will remove languages. Also try app cleaner for removing apps completely. But be very careful removing fonts if you remove a font that some program uses that program may not work anymore.

I usually do a custom install when I get a new machine. But hard drives are so big now a few hundred Mb really don't make much of a difference.

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yes but also remember that HFS is a journalized File system so 10% of the 120gig is used for file system overhead that you will never get back. isteve has good advice.. since I think you are using this for movies, what I did is set up a small nas with freenas and that is my drive storage.. or add a drive (http://www.123macmini.com/accessories/guide/enclosures.html) I like the ministack. good luck

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