Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Nov 2008 17:53 UTC
Windows One of the main problems with Windows Vista (and earlier versions) is that Windows consumes quite a lot of diskspace, with few means to trim down the installation. To make matters worse, Windows tends to accumulate a lot of megabytes and even gigabytes of space during its lifetime, leaving users at a loss as to how to reclaim this lost space. In a post on the Engineering 7 weblog, Microsoft program manager of the core OS deployment feature team (...) Michael Beck explains what Microsoft is doing in order to reduce the disk footprint of Windows 7.
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What on earth!?
by cyclops on Sat 22nd Nov 2008 20:42 UTC
cyclops
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2006-03-12

I used to compress my binaries

I used to use better compression on my archives

...now Videos and Music changes all that.

If they really wanted to reduce the footprint of Vista2 all they have to do is say get rid of all the bundled garbage from the OS starting with there browser, Office crapware, chat client etc etc and probably focus on improvements to performance rather than a smoke and mirrors user interface.

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