Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jun 2007 22:44 UTC
Windows As was to be expected, the Longhorn Reloaded team has been shut down by Microsoft. "It is with sad news that I have to inform you that today due to a cesit and decist letter we recived from Microsoft we are no longer able to provide you with a download link to Longhorn Reloaded. It deeply saddens me that although Microsoft hknew about this project for many months they only issued us with this notice a few days after we started to distribute the iso via torrents and ftp server."
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RE[4]: Cooperations buys laws
by Obscurus on Tue 26th Jun 2007 06:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Cooperations buys laws"
Obscurus
Member since:
2006-04-20

The bloat i mentioned goes to the reactos resource department in their intepretation of the Explorer shell , from the beginning it was 200 kb... ...however the 1 mb explorer.exe in reactos looks like bloat to me...


In the days of terrabyte hard drives, do you really think a few hundred kilobytes here or there is bloat?

Even if it was 10Mb, on a modern computer, that is far from bloat. OK, if you are still using a 486 with 16Mb of RAM, you might have problems, but on a typical 2007 PC, a 1Mb executable is trivially small (i.e., not bloat).

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WyldStylist Member since:
2006-12-30

Tell that to the space i take up on my 200 gb hd my windows takes up 350 mb and thats alot i would shrink it more if i didnt lost too much functionality by downloading stuff its good to have spare space .
Also dont forget That you are speaking of mechanical hard drives that by that space would make the pc incredibly slow unlike some futuristic entirely flashbased 1000 terrabyte hardcards.
Or to answer that question with another one just as smart.
Do you think it matters to drive with primitive industrial revolution cars with combustion engines driven by oil and gas when: ITS THE FUTURE! we could power up our 100% electronic cars and recharge them at every parking lot ;)

Why invent a cure for canser when we could use nanorobots to search and destroy?

Seriously my PC performance sinks a bit with something that eats 10 mb . And it takes only skype to kill my laptop (cause of harddrive probably) ;)

Edited 2007-06-26 06:49

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RE[6]: Cooperations buys laws
by Obscurus on Tue 26th Jun 2007 08:17 in reply to "RE[5]: Cooperations buys laws"
Obscurus Member since:
2006-04-20

350Mb out of 200Gb is utterly insignificant (less than 0.2% in fact). Sure, a bit of headroom is always a good idea, but it is always a better (for various reasons)to keep your data and your software on separate drives anyway, in which case you are likely to have several tens of gigabytes free on your system drive (assuming it is a 200GB drive as you stated) - plenty of headroom to play with. If a 10Mb program or Skype is causing your performance to suffer, perhaps you need to invest in a more modern computer (or if your computer is already pretty recent, then something must be seriously wrong with it). I can have multiple applications (including Skype) running at once, each taking up between 15 - 200Mb of RAM with no noticeable drop in performance, and that is on an old and decrepit 2.6GHz PIV with 1GB of RAM.

Your problem is not bloat, it is using a crappy computer.

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RE[6]: Cooperations buys laws
by evangs on Tue 26th Jun 2007 09:29 in reply to "RE[5]: Cooperations buys laws"
evangs Member since:
2005-07-07

Or to answer that question with another one just as smart.


I do not know if you're being sarcastic when you label your questions as "smart". You either fail at sarcasm, or have a really really perverse mind.

Edited 2007-06-26 09:31

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