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Is there supposed to be this much stuff installed on my computer?


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I just got a blackbook, and I took a look at the hard drive the other day and there is 32GB of stuff on there! all I installed was adium and siriusmac, and put on 6gb of MP3s. Is there really supposed to be 27gb of other stuff on there? That seems like an AWFUL lot for an operating system, iLife, and the trialware...

Can someone tell me if this is right so I can figure out if I should take it to the applestore?
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Uh, yeah dude, that's correct, you don't need to return it.

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Uh, yeah dude, that's correct, you don't need to return it.
That just seems really excessive for a system that comes stock with an 80gb hard drive. Almost half to the OS? that's a whooooole lot of space occupied.
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Yes, the OS takes up lots of space.

More than XP, although XP has more clutter.
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i dont know about how much space should be used up but a 30gig formatted drive is smaller than that by a gig or two
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I just got a blackbook, and I took a look at the hard drive the other day and there is 32GB of stuff on there! all I installed was adium and siriusmac, and put on 6gb of MP3s. Is there really supposed to be 27gb of other stuff on there? That seems like an AWFUL lot for an operating system, iLife, and the trialware...

Can someone tell me if this is right so I can figure out if I should take it to the applestore?
This may help to free up space . I deleted unused languages and Reduced the amount of Printer drivers
Best Programs For Freeing Up Hard Drive Space
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Well Garageband and all the loops and sound effects that come with it are like 3GB alone I think. The iDVD themes are another Gig, so you can see how it adds up.

iWork is another Gig due to all the high-res theme material included....
Just chuck the stuff you don't need... you can always reinstall it off the DVDs.
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Just chuck the stuff you don't need... you can always reinstall it off the DVDs.
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I believe the OS itself is about 3GB. iWeb and it's content is about 10GB. With the iDVD themes and GarageBand loops that's another 4GB gone. iTunes and iPhoto aren't that big, but it's still another chunk gone; then there's the trail versions of MS Office (500MB) and iWork (2GB).

That's about 20GB (26GB with your music). That just leaves 6GB "unaccounted" for... but with any other documents, movies, photos, applications you have on there that's not hard to accumulate.
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okay here you go: disk inventory x by http://www.derlien.com/

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That just seems really excessive for a system that comes stock with an 80gb hard drive. Almost half to the OS? that's a whooooole lot of space occupied.
You just said you put 6GB of MP3s on, so that's down to 25GB, and technically iLife isn't part of the OS. Given that it comes with iLife - as posted here that takes some space - it's perfectly normal. For comparison Vista takes around 15Gb once installed, and that doesn't include iLife.

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Didn't use the link and read the other post, but you can try what-size:

http://www.id-design.com/software/whatsize/

It'll tell you what is taking up what space on your mac. I got back about
15-18gb from getting rid of garageband, printer drivers, language packs and some fonts and other things. There is a ton of stuff you can get rid of.
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How much space does monolingual free up? I dont have the mac os x disc so i dont want to have to worry about the off chance that i delete anything i might need for any reason.

And was I suppose to get the mac os x install discs with my macbook????
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Yeah. They should have been in the little grey box-ish thing, in the "everything else" pocket.
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How much space does monolingual free up? I dont have the mac os x disc so i dont want to have to worry about the off chance that i delete anything i might need for any reason.

And was I suppose to get the mac os x install discs with my macbook????
Depends on how much you remove... I got 1.8 Gig
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