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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Disk storage & memory
by centos_user on Sun 23rd Nov 2008 02:34 UTC
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The entire theory of storage is cheap & memory is just ridiculous. Has anyone thought of the cluster it creates when having to do disaster recovery and the price tag on the MEGA storage backup solution???

Plus, ANY crummy operating system and application will run when you throw memory and disk storage at it.

It is easier to maintain an environment not bloated with software that requires 20G to install just the OS with no apps...

Microsoft needs to understand the concept of making software/operating systems that do not require a super computer to run them. I hate to say it but Windows Server NT 4.0 was a small installation and the OS continues to grow leaps and bounds.

In my opinion we need to get back to making applications that run on less memory and utilize less system resources. The average home user does not need to be required to purchase a machine with 4G of ram and a 1T of disk space to use a basic machine...

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