Hey there Sherman! Good to see you around. (did you get my reply email?)<br><br><br>I found XSlimmer. From their site: try it out for free until you free up to 50Mb. After that, it's $12<br><br><br><br><br>my photos
I was just about to ask... when you install Leopard from scratch on a bare drive, can you opt out of extra languages?<br><br>I know that's a way to opt out of unneeded printer drivers. When I get my MacBook Air I intend to immediately reinstall Leopard with no extra drivers.<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
The potential problem with all of these is if you're running any Adobe CS3 apps. I've read that removing the languages will screw up the programs' ability to install updates. Can anyone confirm or deny this?<br><br>
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Here's an article that is linked from the description of Macaroni that discusses problems with Acrobat Pro 7. I run Macaroni on my G4 MDD at work with Acrobat Pro and I've never encountered this problem. I've no experience with CS3.<br><br>Who serves his fellows, is of his fellows greatest - Chingachgook (by legend) <br><br>Scout
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You most likely do NOT want to remove languages for Adobe apps, but the language files they are referring to are the "Legal" documents found in the application folder - not inside the application itself.<br><br>
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A little Googling and I have my answer: you can opt out of extra languages when installing Leopard. (And this won't affect Adobe stuff since nothing is installed yet at that point.)<br><br>That will be my first step with all future Macs: fresh install with needless languages and printer drivers removed. No special utilities needed. (But I know that won't affect apps that get installed later with their own needless language files.)<br><br>Then there's the matter of stripping out PPC code to shrink those UB's... but I doubt I will bother.<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
Thanks for the link. I used TinkerTool System mentioned there and opted out of the Adobe apps and all the programs launched just fine. I had to repair the AdobePS driver but that just took one click.<br><br>
" . . . you can opt out of extra languages when installing Leopard."<br><br>I did that AND went through and cleaned out tons of unneeded printer drivers and TinkerTool System still found 2.2 GBs worth of languages to delete.<br><br>
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