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Safe to uninstall iLife on a MBA 13" 2011?

#1CardigansFanPosted 5/30/2012 6:57:14 PM
I'm a complete noob to OSX, and my girlfriend is looking to free up some space on her MBA. The individual iLife apps are on her Apple ID purchase history - does that mean she can uninstall them and re-download/install them later for free? I haven't been able to find much through searching the subject. I'd ask on the Mac board, but I'm looking for a quicker answer >.>
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#2ISDcaptain01Posted 5/30/2012 7:59:35 PM
tell her to get a pc, she a has overpriced piece of aluminum rather than a real computer
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#3CardigansFan(Topic Creator)Posted 5/30/2012 8:03:23 PM(edited)
From: ISDcaptain01 | Posted: 5/30/2012 9:59:35 PM
tell her to get a pc, she a has overpriced piece of aluminum rather than a real computer


Right, because there were so many good PC alternatives at the time the 2011 MBA came out. /sarcasm
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#4ISDcaptain01Posted 5/30/2012 8:05:47 PM
CardigansFan posted...
From: ISDcaptain01 | Posted: 5/30/2012 9:59:35 PM
tell her to get a pc, she a has overpriced piece of aluminum rather than a real computer


Right, because there were so many good PC alternatives at the time the 2011 MBA came out. /sarcasm


for the price of a MBA u could get a very good gaming laptop, that could much more
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#5CardigansFan(Topic Creator)Posted 5/30/2012 8:08:49 PM(edited)
From: ISDcaptain01 | Posted: 5/30/2012 10:05:47 PM
for the price of a MBA u could get a very good gaming laptop, that could much more


Because a gaming laptop is just as portable as an ultrabook.

Please, just stop replying with nonsense. I'm not here to listen to your personal preferences or needs about laptops.
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#6daviddPosted 5/30/2012 8:12:05 PM
Comparing a gaming notebook to a MacBook Air? Never change, PC board.

Anyway, I imagine you could simply send the .app files to the trash without issue like any other app.

Whenever I set up a new Mac, I always just do a clean install of the OS, so there's no iLife apps or anything else and then install the iLife apps I actually use (which is only GarageBand, actually). If she's been using the computer for a while, you probably don't want to do that.
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#7daviddPosted 5/30/2012 8:13:35 PM
And yeah, she'll be able to re-download them.
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#8ISDcaptain01Posted 5/30/2012 8:17:21 PM
CardigansFan posted...
From: ISDcaptain01 | Posted: 5/30/2012 10:05:47 PM
for the price of a MBA u could get a very good gaming laptop, that could much more


Because a gaming laptop is just as portable as an ultrabook.

Please, just stop replying with nonsense. I'm not here to listen to your personal preferences or needs about laptops.


alienware m11x
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#9daviddPosted 5/30/2012 8:19:44 PM
facepalm
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#10CardigansFan(Topic Creator)Posted 5/30/2012 8:47:01 PM
From: davidd | Posted: 5/30/2012 10:12:05 PM
Comparing a gaming notebook to a MacBook Air? Never change, PC board.

Anyway, I imagine you could simply send the .app files to the trash without issue like any other app.

Whenever I set up a new Mac, I always just do a clean install of the OS, so there's no iLife apps or anything else and then install the iLife apps I actually use (which is only GarageBand, actually). If she's been using the computer for a while, you probably don't want to do that.

From: davidd | Posted: 5/30/2012 10:13:35 PM
And yeah, she'll be able to re-download them.


Thanks, doubt she'll ever need them so just told her to delete them.


From: ISDcaptain01 | Posted: 5/30/2012 10:17:21 PM
alienware m11x


4.5lbs and 1.29in = 3.0lbs and 0.68in. Totally. Just...lol
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