why must pretty be big?

So I’m trying to free up space on one of my computers (all data expands to fill available storage space, don’t you know), and start looking at what takes up space. I’m using a nifty program called Disk Inventory X. It lets you visualize how much space is being used by certain files, and is very useful for figuring out how much space is being used by what.

One of the things I find is that iDVD, the DVD maker application that comes with the system, is using 1.5GB of space. 1.5GB! Even Photoshop only uses 153MB.

I do some investigating; as it turns out, the space is all used by the themes for the DVD menus. I suppose whoever crammed that much in there had the best interests of the user in mind; but on a system with only a 30GB hard drive, 1.5GB is a sizeable amount.

So now I just have to figure out if I’m ever going to use iDVD; I may just toss it, along with the MS Office Test Drive. But my mind still boggles; 1.5GB in a single application…

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