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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RE: I don't see the size issue
by DrillSgt on Sun 23rd Nov 2008 06:52 UTC in reply to "I don't see the size issue"
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"Jeez. Right now we can get 1 TB hard drives for not much more than a hundred bucks. Unless Windows take more than 50 Gigs (which is far from it), I fail to see the problem."

The problem lies in computers such as netbooks. If they have an SSD, then the space is a huge issue. In your scenario that is desktop computers and standard laptops. Currently SSD's generally only come in 4-8 GB sizes. With the growth of the Netbook market, not being able to install your flagship OS as there is not enough space would be an issue, would it not?

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