Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Dec 2012 19:50 UTC
Windows The HTC HD2 is probably one of the most enduring mobile phones out there. While it originally shipped with Windows Mobile way back in 2009, it has become one of the most hacker-friendly devices out there, and hackers have managed to port virtually everything to the device - various versions of Android, MeeGo, Ubuntu, and Windows Phone have found their way to the HD2. Russian hacker Cotulla, responsible for many of these ports, has just announced the next big port: Windows RT is now running on the HD2.
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So in summary, you're still only 1/10th the way. I know where the 9/10ths went - it's the animated sequences, the uncompressed BMPs on disk, the tons of various pre-made media, like music and video stuff for shit business presentations that nobody likes anyway. If you took it away, I doubt anybody would really complain, but then you wouldn't have the latest and greatest incremental update to sell to your locked-in business customers. There's money to be made!

Obviously, I wasn't giving an exhaustive list of where every single MB went on an Office install. I was just pointing out some of the features that I use that weren't present in Office 2003. In other words, I'm not getting nothing for my gigabytes, as you seem to think.

That having been said, you seem to be unaware that the templates and clip art have been mostly moved online in Office 2013. Only the most commonly-used templates have been left in the default install. (And it's the non-core Office applications -- Publisher and Access -- that are the biggest offenders. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint have really been slimmed down.)

My Office folder is 1.7 GB. 1.0 GB is DLLs, 192 MB is EXEs, 112 MB is fonts. A whopping 2.5 MB consists of those "uncompressed BMPs" that you're so worried about. Animations and music and videos? I can't find them. Maybe you can.

As for memory consumption, I don't know why you're going on about garbage collectors for. The Office programs are unmanaged, and written in a combination of C++, C, and (a little bit of) assembly.


You seem to be intent on being upset about something, for whatever reason.

Instead of throwing random stuff against the wall to see what will stick, perhaps it's better to first look into it. Maybe you'll discover that the situation is not as bad in reality as you seem to think it is.

Edited 2012-12-28 21:56 UTC

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