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Tiny Deathstars of Foulness

Have you noticed how big Mac OS X has gotten?  Wonder why?  Well, for the most part Apple does a good job with compression and file management.  But things like iDVD, Garage Band, etc are taking their toll.  Then there are printer drivers and fonts.  And then there is this gem: Alex.SpeechVoice.  In the /System/Library/Speech/Voices/Alex.SpeechVoice/Contents/Resources is a file called PCMWave.  This file is 692MB.  If you don’t plan on using the Alex voice then trash it to reduce the size of your image considerably.

July 5th, 2007

Posted In: Mac OS X, Mass Deployment

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