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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RE: Linux distros are still small
by rockwell on Mon 24th Nov 2008 16:25 UTC in reply to "Linux distros are still small"
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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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Piranha Member since:

You are partially correct.. Except for the fact that everything on a LiveCD is compressed substancially to fit it on a CD. It can be done like this because you're not making any changes to the core of the OS, and any new updates to it will mean a reburn of the disc. Not an issue, but figured I should point that out. Same goes for Knoppix and pretty well most LiveCDs that have that much jammed in on it.

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