Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Aug 2005 11:52 UTC
Windows "Windows Vista is actually quite interesting for an administrator. When I first saw it on MSDN, I thought, "Over 2 Gig's. What could they have done for it to be that large without the drastic new UI?" Well, I have been looking at this thing for about a week now and I uncover more and more each time that I look into it. I am going to cover some of the enhancements that Vista will provide for administrators as well as a few neat little tidbits that I have not seen much of."
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"Windows Vista Beta 1: Administrator's Preview"
by on Wed 10th Aug 2005 12:44 UTC

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"What could they have done for it to be that large without the drastic new UI?"

It's closed source, right? If so, how will you know?

Good luck, I'll stick with open source software; when it's bloated at least I can look in and see WHY. You can't do that with closed source, you can only guess.

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Lazarus Member since:
2005-08-10

"Good luck, I'll stick with open source software; when it's bloated at least I can look in and see WHY."

Well duh. You only have to take a look at the package lists for any given Linux distribution to see why they're so bloated, and of course that has nothing to do with the ability to see the source code (making your point both rediculous and moot).

I like source code as much as the next computer geek, but gawd, the things you people come up with as reasons for you choices and preferences... absolutely bewildering.

Fedora core is far more bloated than Windows Vista, and much of it is redundant functionality and don't get me started on the brain-dead dependancy set that requires one to download *all four* cd images to do a "personal desktop" installation when the required packages would fit just nicely on *one* (assuming of course that you're not doing a network install).

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Daniel Borgmann Member since:
2005-07-08

Fedora core is far more bloated than Windows Vista, and much of it is redundant functionality and don't get me started on the brain-dead dependancy set that requires one to download *all four* cd images to do a "personal desktop" installation when the required packages would fit just nicely on *one* (assuming of course that you're not doing a network install).

You only need the first two actually. Hopefully they'll get it down to one at some point. ;)

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Fedora Core ships with a full range of software to give you a complete desktop out of the box. The base install of Linux with a GUI is 500MB tops. So it is not a fair compare.

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abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

Fedora core is far more bloated than Windows Vista

You don't have to install all four cds if you don't want to. Fedora gives you the option during install.

...and much of it is redundant functionality and don't get me started on the brain-dead dependancy set that requires one to download *all four* cd images to do a "personal desktop" installation when the required packages would fit just nicely on *one*

It only takes two cds. 90% of it fits on one and then you have to put the other disk in for a minute. It's really not as bad as you make it seem, especially since you usually have to put in a few driver disks for Windows after you install it and Windows comes with next to nothing for packages.

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