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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Don't get it
by quackalist on Sun 21st Oct 2012 15:57 UTC
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Does kinda make you wonder where this is going. Can remember Win 3 + Office 6 and since we've just had some horrendous exponential (if not more) of code bloat only just about offset by the increased power of PC's. Yes, the bloat has included some cool stuff for users but the cool stuff (IMH0) is slowing, as is the power of hardware but the bloat isn't.

Now we're supposedly going towards a post-desktop ecosystem with cool, if not so powerful, tablets and Microsoft's answer is to drag the humungous bloat windows has become and say this is it.....the wonderful new future for windows.........It doesn't compute, damn madness.

Google at least, with it's new chromebook is actually offloading, for good or ill, a lot of the bloat now and in the future to the cloud...which at least makes some kinda sense.

Edited 2012-10-21 16:01 UTC

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