Minimal OS X Install?

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  1. hsmith

    hsmith OT Supporter

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    Anyone have a good link/article to installing only the necessary shit for OS X?

    I am getting ready to reformat my Mac book and reinstall OS X. But the OSX install ends up being gigs and gigs of useless shit. I will mainly be using OS X for XCode to develop my iPhone application.
     
  2. TheWeasel

    TheWeasel Guest

    When in the installer just click the Customize button and uncheck anything you don't need.
     
  3. bovine

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    Just install X11 if you need it for unix apps, Photo Booth if you want and Front Row. That's all I check when I do a clean install. Fuck having 3 gigs of printer drivers and languages I can't read.
     
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    :werd: I do the same, minus X11. I only installed the Canon and HP printer drivers because I was too lazy to re-download them. :o
     
  5. jackback52

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    the min i did with mac OS 10.5 ended up being about 6.1 gigs. thats without X11, print drivers, extra lauguages.
     

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