Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Oct 2012 20:07 UTC
Windows Interesting little tidbit from the Reddit AMA session with Microsoft's Surface team. One Redditor wondered just how much disk space Windows RT takes up - in other words, if you buy the 32GB Surface RT tablet, how much space is left for your stuff? It turns out that while Windows 8 RT is considerably smaller than its Windows 7 x86 predecessor, it's still huge by mobile standards.
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RE: It could have been better
by segedunum on Sat 20th Oct 2012 22:29 UTC in reply to "It could have been better"
segedunum
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Of course 12GB is too much, but it's actually better than other choice: not having a Windows ARM version at all.

Why? No one cares about Windows on ARM. People care about Windows purely because of the installed base of x86 specific applications. Beyond that there isn't much use for it.

That means Microsoft has not actually done much to reduce this clutter, except for porting the code to ARM (which is important by itself).

I'm not convinced they can do much about it. Windows is an interconnected homogeneous system. You take it or leave it.

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