Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 17:45 UTC
X11, Window Managers Apparently, my article a few days ago caused a bigger stir than I had anticipated, not at all unrelated to the fact that my wordings may not have been optimal. So, let me clarify things a bit.
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RE[5]: What is this all about?
by raver31 on Sun 24th Dec 2006 11:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: What is this all about?"
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2005-07-06

Such a pity we cannot mod you down Thom....

People are not complaining that windows has little preinstalled, compared to linux.

They are complaining of a few things;

1: Limited choice of installed applications
2: Nothing "useful" installed by defauls
3: System bloat

Lets look at point 3

Windows 98 basic install, you get Wordpad, notpad, media player, ie, solitaire..... approx 100mb
Windows ME same basic install..... approx 400mb
Windows XP, yepl exactly the same stuff.... roughly 1GB
Windows Vista..... 4gb for the equivilent of 100mb ?

Now, I will restate,

KEEP IT BASIC AND INSTALL THE MISSING PARTS YOURSELF

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