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[2]: It could have been better
by j-kidd on Sun 21st Oct 2012 00:41 UTC in reply to "RE: It could have been better"
j-kidd
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I'm not convinced they can do much about it. Windows is an interconnected homogeneous system. You take it or leave it.


I just did some testing with Windows Server 2008 R2 yesterday. A normal installation takes 12GB, while a core installation takes 2GB only.

If WinRT didn't have to pull in all the desktop stuffs, I think it would be much smaller.

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