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Slimmer Raspberry Pi 2

In the process this week of producing a new new Raspberry Pi2 with just the stuff I needed on it I thought I’d have a go at removing unnecessary programs from the Pi – that is the ones that come with it – after all the Debian installation from the NOOBS package is designed to please all.

I have not and never did have a use for the Wlfram engine but I had no idea how much room I’d save – was it even worth removing?


Between Wolfram-engine, minecraft-pi, scratch and sonic-pi I just saved 584 Mb. Now if you’re using an 8GB microSD that is a significant chunk! I’m using a 16GB but I’m still happy to gain that chunk back.