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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by JKim1303, Nov 9, 2009.

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  1. JKim1303

    JKim1303 Guest Thread Starter

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    To all the laptop users that try to save space on your laptop.... what softwares do you replace so that you could save space ?

    Im using an hp mini 1035nr

    HELP!!!!
     
  2. Phantom010

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    Well, that's not an easy question to answer as there are a lot of possibilities.

    I'll give you one example an other members could also jump in to complete the list...

    For me, one program everybody downloads, not really knowing its purpose other then for viewing .PDF files, is the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This software is about 100 MB! Do you need 100 MB when you simply need to open .PDF documents!?!

    There are a few free alternatives out there that will do the job perfectly but for a small fraction of the space used by Adobe. I use Foxit Reader. On my computer, it only takes 5.54 MB! Simply don't accept any other add-ons while installing the software, especially the Ask toolbar.
     
  3. JKim1303

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    but is Foxit Reader compatible with most file extensions?
     
  4. Phantom010

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    It's for reading .PDF files.
     
  5. Noyb

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    I'd use an external HD or a large flash drive for the Data and backups.
    I'd also Remove .. or not install .. HP Image Zone if you have a HP scanner...
    and get just the basic drivers.
     
  6. hansmax

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    You could try installing PortableApps to a USB stick. There's a reduced version of OpenOffice on it that works pretty well, plus a bunch of other applications. These all run from a flashdrive (2 GB works fine), and are not installed on the computer at all.

    http://portableapps.com/

    It includes Firefox, Thunderbird, Sunbird, an audio player, chat client, pdf viewer and others, and a bonus is that it leaves no traces behind on your laptop.
     
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