Put your Mac on a diet: XSlimmer

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by blackiridium, Jun 1, 2007.

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    Does it work on the Mac's owner as well?:cool:
     
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    I was under the impression that Monolingual did just that, make you Mac use just one specific language. Didn't know it took out code for non-UB apps as well.... Hmmm shows how much I know :) hehe, might check my Monolingual app again :) Thanks chief!
     
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    and these 'sllimmers' are actually safe right? :)
     
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    im with trim the fat... been using it for a while now.. and its good..
     
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    Just be careful with Monolingual. I suggest using it only to strip out the languages you don't need. I don't use Monolingual to strip away the PPC codes because its choices are many and that scares me. I use Trim The Fat to take care of the PPC codes in UB-version software.
     
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    Yup, don't really wanna touch the architecture. Will give Trim the Fat a go :)

    Thanks!
     
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    What exactly does this mean? :) hahaha

    "TrimTheFat is a simple, silent drop-launch utility to strip the code for the architecture(s) you're not using from a Universal application. "
     
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    will these programs remove the languages permanently? wont yo be able to get them back? like re-installing the tiger?
     
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    Yes, the languages are removed permanently. So be careful with your choices. If you feel like say, you want to work in Japan, Sweden or Germany in the near future, do not remove these languages. In my case, I retained Simple Chinese, French, Spanish, German and Japanese. Yup, you'll have to re-install Tiger to get them back.
     
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    did xslimmer -- here's hoping nothing wrong's going to happen in the next few... ;)
     
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    monoligual gave me back around 2 to 3 gigs i think :D
     
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    Yup, after taking out languages like Klingon and hordes of printer drivers you won't really need, you do end up taking back a lot of space :)
     
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    @Blackiridium and Koppee1: Be sure to remove Elven, Quenya and Sindarin too unless you plan to write the Lord of the Rings sequels. He he.
     
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    Hehe yeah I took out all those useless language files when I got my Mac last year. But I only took out the printer drivers last weekend :)

    What were they thinking....? :p
     
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    did you guys experience any problems when you used trim the fat? i'm thinking of using it but i'm scared it might delete something i need and screw things up in my mbp. i dont wanna have to re-install the whole os..
     
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    @Blackiridium: Did you do the "Architectures" thing with Monolingual? I didn't kasi. I used TrimTheFat to slim down my apps one by one to be safe.
     
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    likewise.. im triming it 1 by 1 :D
     

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