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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Linux distros are still small
by unclefester on Sun 23rd Nov 2008 09:10 UTC
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A typical well featured linux distro is still the same size as it was in 1998 - a single 650-700meg CD. Some quite usable compact distros are still only 50MB in total. Why the hell is Vista 8GB just for the OS alone?

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RawMustard Member since:

Are you kidding?

Have you seen how much space band aids take up these days. With the amount of wounds windows had and has, just the scars would fill 7 gig ;)

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rockwell Member since:

You must still be using Slack with Fce ... Ubuntu is a pig of disk space.

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sbergman27 Member since:

Ubuntu is a pig of disk space.

Look again. Even the x86_64 version of Ubuntu still fits on, and can run from, a single CD. That's the full version and not some cut down version. And there's room for the installer, so the Live CD and install CD are one and the same.

Edited 2008-11-24 16:47 UTC

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