Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Jan 2011 22:59 UTC
Mac OS X Now that the Mac App Store has been snuck installed onto your machine alongside Mac OS X 10.6.6, you might be wondering - is there some way to remove that monstrosity of an application from my Mac? While it's not officially supported, it does seem like Apple has taken this scenario into account.
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Much ado about nothing
by wocowboy on Tue 11th Jan 2011 11:59 UTC
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I read the original article the other day, the entire time just amazed at how people can get completely upset about the tiniest little thing. The App Store is FAR from being the worst piece of software I have ever seen, either functionally or aesthetically. And it works quite well, as I am quite familiar with its processes after having used iTunes and the App Store on my iPad/iPhone, with which I am also quite pleased and use them every day.

And so, in MY opinion, which in reality is no less and no more valid than Thom's, I must conclude that the subject of this original post is based solely on one person's opinion of the aesthetics of an application, not the functionality. App Store is NOT the only method to install software on one's Mac, so if you don't like it, don't use it. It doesn't take up enough space on today's terabyte hard drives to even be noticeable. Remove the icon from your Dock that you find so objectionable also based on past posts and move on.....please!

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RE: Much ado about nothing
by vodoomoth on Wed 12th Jan 2011 11:09 in reply to "Much ado about nothing"
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2010-03-30


It doesn't take up enough space on today's terabyte hard drives to even be noticeable.

Except that Thom has already stated here that he owns a MacBook Air with a small capacity. In an era where 2TB discs are common, having a 64GB ssd justifies that "search for space"... I think.

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RE[2]: Much ado about nothing
by Neolander on Thu 13th Jan 2011 13:16 in reply to "RE: Much ado about nothing"
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2010-03-08

Except that Thom has already stated here that he owns a MacBook Air with a small capacity. In an era where 2TB discs are common, having a 64GB ssd justifies that "search for space"... I think.

It depends what he does with it. When I was not playing a lot of recent games nor storing large amounts of videos on my computer, its 60GB were more than enough. In fact, I had two OSs installed with 30 GB for each.

On the other hand, now that Windows and OSX alone take more than 12 GB, when you add up a reasonably big music library (~10GB) and some large third-party applications... 30GB are certainly not enough anymore. So I wonder if for someone who crunches more disk space than me, 64 can be considered enough.

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