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XSlimmer - How safe is it?


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I've never let XSlimmer touch my more 'sensative' applications like: Terminal, iTunes, System Preferences, etc.

Do you guys trust XSlimmer enough for this stuff or have you ever run into any issues?
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Overall, it's pretty safe. Yes, there can be issues with some programs. I used it for about a year without issue. But, after the first time I spent 4 hours troubleshooting a program that would not function normally any longer (didn't use it for a couple of weeks or so after running XSlimmer and took me that long to figure it out), decided the space savings was not worth the time it could cost me in troubleshooting.

A larger internal drive and external backup seem to be better time and money spent than trying to get rid of 2GB of stuff.

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