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: Don't get it
by zima on Fri 26th Oct 2012 23:58 UTC in reply to "Don't get it"
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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.

You're looking at the past through very rose-tinted glasses.* Past software was generally way more unstable, did a lot of less, cost more (especially taking into account whole package, together with sufficiently fast hardware), was notoriously insecure.

Present software is simply much better. And WRT hardware - a half+ decade dualcore (virtually any dualcore) machine is more than good enough for virtually any kind of consumer software. A decade old machine is also still quite fine, if some minimal care is taken when selecting current software for it (as in: you'll still be able to use current software, with current capabilities). That was virtually unheard of in the past... (a decade-old PC in 1995 or 2000 or 2005 would a total junk)

It's ironic (but telling, shows how much thought you put into your views) how you praise Google Chromebooks - which depend entirely on a browser, a category of software that doesn't have the most efficient way of doing things...

*why won't you crawl into that hole of the 80s, with hardly any OS to speak of and memory sizes measured in kilobytes?

Edited 2012-10-27 00:07 UTC

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