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Hello everyone, I have just converted to Mac, and can't wait to learn. I do have a question though. As I was looking at my hardware I noticed that I only have 57 GB of space, I know I should have more because I haven't installed anything on it yet. I purchased the MacBook with the 2GHz Intel 2 Duo processor and 80 GB of memory. What happened to the rest of my disk space?
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Hi, and congrats on your new Mac. Off the bat, the HD if it was empty would probably be only about 75GB. A fresh install of OS X is about 15-20GB, depending on what is installed. Been a while since I've bought a new Mac, but would lean more toward 20GB due to the size of some of the apps that come installed. So starting with 75GB, -20GB of data, leaves you with 55GB, which is about right where you are.

You can download and run Delocalizer, from Macupdate.com, and it will remove all language files that you aren't going to be using. That usually frees up 3-4GB. The rest depends on what you are going to be using your computer for.

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Hi, and congrats on your new Mac. Off the bat, the HD if it was empty would probably be only about 75GB. A fresh install of OS X is about 15-20GB, depending on what is installed. Been a while since I've bought a new Mac, but would lean more toward 20GB due to the size of some of the apps that come installed. So starting with 75GB, -20GB of data, leaves you with 55GB, which is about right where you are.

You can download and run Delocalizer, from Macupdate.com, and it will remove all language files that you aren't going to be using. That usually frees up 3-4GB. The rest depends on what you are going to be using your computer for.
Mac OS X approx 20GB - wow!

Language files approx 3-4GB - OMG!

And I thought Windows was bloatware - you have really shocked me with those figures.

Wow!
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20GB of Mac OS X is a complete fresh install. Most users don't need all that stuff. It includes the iLife package, which is a large chuck of it. I have mine slimmed down to 10GB total, and that includes a few extra programs.
Plus you have to remember, Mac OS X is plug and play. Windows isn't. OS X comes with most printer drives, and drivers for other accessories already installed, so you can just open and use it. No need to fumble with driver disks.

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Ah, ok then, I knew about the driver thing - but forgot about likes of iLife.

Cheers for clarifying.
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Thanks for the information. I didn't realize that Mac Os took up so much space. I will take your advice and remove programs that I don't use. Again thanks for the information.
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Just be careful what programs you delete. If you aren't sure, and since you are a switcher, If you delete something important (most likely it won't be) it could screw up the computer.

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