Thread: Moving from a PC
07-15-2003, 02:52 PM #1counterpointGuestMoving from a PC
Just purchased a 1ghz G4 and boy am I loving it...
Hopefully somebody can help me out with a couple quesitons.
Moving from a PC, when you install programs, you always have the option to uninstall and this get rid of everything, now on macs, how do you uninstall?
do you just delete the folder/icon from your applications folder or is there more places little files could be hiding?
Also, do macs need to be defragmented? and whats the best disk cleaner/utility program out there? diskwarrior?
07-15-2003, 03:25 PM #2
Welcome aboard, and welcome to the Mac scene.
To delete stuff USUALLY you just drag it into the trashcan. I know it took me forever to be comfortable with it. But that's how it works. When you actually go and look around the file system, only the OS core stuff ( for the most part ) goes into the system folders. There is no DLL's, VB Extensions, or anything. So when you go to the Mail.app folder the majority of what it needs to run is stored there.
Some installers include uninstallers. You just run the installer again and drop down the selection to uninstall. I don't really know what this does other than moves the stuff to the trashcan, like as if you were dragging it yourself.
Welcome to complete control of the OS. This is were MS bites the big one. The OS is yours. Do with it as you pleaseEmrys
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07-15-2003, 04:08 PM #3counterpointGuest
Thanks a bunch!
07-16-2003, 12:57 AM #4
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though i dont recommend deletin your library :-D
12-31-2003, 11:08 AM #5rat1watchGuestOriginally Posted by Emrys
12-31-2003, 12:35 PM #6jerodhusvarGuestOriginally Posted by rat1watch
12-31-2003, 01:32 PM #7
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You drag the folder of the application. If the application is Turbo Tax, then you drag the Turbo Tax folder to the trash can.
12-31-2003, 08:20 PM #8rat1watchGuest
What about uninstalling a driver, like a new printer driver you found you didn't need?
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