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Originally Posted by 2Deep
i just recently purchased the 1.5 GHz 15" powerbook G4, marking my first step into the Mac world....BUT, i have a few very important concerns!?!?!

without installing any additional software or hardware (except for OS X of course), i've noticed 7.7 GB of my harddrive is in use. Is this normal?
Yup... this is quite normal. My PB come with 60Gb originally, but after formatting you'll end up with something like 55Gb, the rest of the space is taken up with the portion tables and whatnot.

OSX requires a Scratch Disk or Disk Cache of around 1.5Gb, then you have all those standard applications and the OS itself... if you install other applications, you have to account for all the support files too.
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