Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Feb 2008 22:26 UTC
Windows Microsoft is conducting field trials to ensure that a modified version of Windows XP SP2 will be able to run well on the One Laptop Per Child's XO machine and that it will be able to support customers with a good experience on that hardware. "We are encouraged by what we have seen of Windows on the XO machine so far, and field trials started at the end of January involving about 200 XO machines running a customized version of Windows XP SP2 with a reduced footprint image," Orlando Ayala, senior vice president of Microsoft's Unlimited Potential Group, told eWEEK.
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I just dont understand
by jason_moorpark on Fri 8th Feb 2008 00:59 UTC
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2007-10-22

If Microsoft will spend the time and money creating a "reduced footprint" version of Windows for XO, they that should show that it is totally bloated and maybe it would be worth the time and effort to give us a "reduced footprint" for consumers.

I don't need my OS taking up 15GB for just itself. I also don't needs all the bullshit services running and consuming my resources.

Where is my stripped down OS that is ready for the desktop? Windows is ready, but totally bloated beyond belief. Linux is not ready, but does have very minimalistic versions. I have written software for Apple's OS's for the last 10 years, but even they are starting to become bloated with Leopard.....

*sigh*

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