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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And a Pony
by Verenkeitin on Sun 23rd Nov 2008 16:55 UTC
Verenkeitin
Member since:
2007-07-01

So, Windows 7 will run on the crappiest of the crappiest hardware (netbooks), and now they say it will fit on a small drive. I suppose next they will announce that it will come with Microsoft Live Pony.

Anyone remember what Vista was supposed to be like and what was delivered?

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RE: And a Pony
by google_ninja on Tue 25th Nov 2008 18:39 in reply to "And a Pony"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Big difference is that anyone with build 6801 can test this out for themselves, as this is not something that is planned, but something that is actually done. The keynote demo of win7 at the PDC was done on a netbook.

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RE[2]: And a Pony
by sbergman27 on Tue 25th Nov 2008 18:49 in reply to "RE: And a Pony"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

The keynote demo of win7 at the PDC was done on a netbook.

Out of curiosity, what were the specs of the netbook?

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