HD space?

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I recently bought a new macbook and I love it, even though I admit I'm stumbling around it like a newbie.

One thing that surprised me though, was how little HD space was left after transferring my files from my old pc laptop.

My question is: are there any programs that aren't really worth keeping that eat up tons of HD space?

So far my only complaints about the switch are that for some reason I can't get aim for mac to work (don't care for iChat too much yet) and the space issue.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
 
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First of all, welcome to the world of Mac!

As for programs that "aren't really worth keeping", that's subjective. I freed up almost 3gb as I recall by removing Garage Band and it's applcation support folder (Library/Application Support/Garage Band). As I recall, the application support folder was the majority of that. If it is installed, I'd consider removing the MS Office 2004 trial that is usually pre-installed. Unless you plan on paying for it, it's not worth keeping. Delete it and download NeoOffice.

You can also remove the iWork trial that comes pre-installed if you have no intention of using it. As I recall, that also freed up a couple of gb of disk space.

Again, welcome. You'll feel your way through it.

-Matt
 
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Disk Inventory X

Hey nullboy. In addition to asking around about what programs take up a lot of space, I recommend doing a little research into your machine to find out where all of your space is actually going.

Try Disk Inventory X out, it gives a sweet graphical representation of your HD according to file size.

from the site:
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Just be careful about what you delete O:)

No responsibility here :D
 
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