Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Nov 2008 17:53 UTC
Windows One of the main problems with Windows Vista (and earlier versions) is that Windows consumes quite a lot of diskspace, with few means to trim down the installation. To make matters worse, Windows tends to accumulate a lot of megabytes and even gigabytes of space during its lifetime, leaving users at a loss as to how to reclaim this lost space. In a post on the Engineering 7 weblog, Microsoft program manager of the core OS deployment feature team (...) Michael Beck explains what Microsoft is doing in order to reduce the disk footprint of Windows 7.
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I don't see the size issue
by chiwaw on Sun 23rd Nov 2008 04:27 UTC
chiwaw
Member since:
2006-02-05

"One of the main problems with Windows Vista (and earlier versions) is that Windows consumes quite a lot of diskspace"

Jeez. Right now we can get 1 TB hard drives for not much more than a hundred bucks. Unless Windows take more than 50 Gigs (which is far from it), I fail to see the problem.

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RE: I don't see the size issue
by bannor99 on Sun 23rd Nov 2008 06:51 in reply to "I don't see the size issue"
bannor99 Member since:
2005-09-15

1.) Read the article
2.) Look for the words Netbook / SSDs

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RE: I don't see the size issue
by DrillSgt on Sun 23rd Nov 2008 06:52 in reply to "I don't see the size issue"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"Jeez. Right now we can get 1 TB hard drives for not much more than a hundred bucks. Unless Windows take more than 50 Gigs (which is far from it), I fail to see the problem."

The problem lies in computers such as netbooks. If they have an SSD, then the space is a huge issue. In your scenario that is desktop computers and standard laptops. Currently SSD's generally only come in 4-8 GB sizes. With the growth of the Netbook market, not being able to install your flagship OS as there is not enough space would be an issue, would it not?

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centos_user Member since:
2008-11-16

Yes, the SSD right now is limited in size and it is a major issues if the Operating System takes up the entire disk leaving a minute amount of space for the end user.


Also, another note one has to take in the amount of space required by Microsoft Office.

Still the biggest problem is the mentality of programmers/developers that have been told disk space and memory is cheap. What happens if the price of storage and memory sky rocket as the Oil situation that brought the economy to a halt.

What happened between Windows 2000 Professional and Windows 7?

All programs/operating systems need to be written with the mentality of disk storage & memory are a premium then the performance aspects by the end user would be surpassed and any new hardware would increase performance and enable home users to have a QoS.

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