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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Piranha
Member since:
2008-06-24

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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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

You are partially correct..

Not to be contrary. But I said:

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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.
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That is all *completely* correct and not just partially correct.

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Piranha Member since:
2008-06-24

Except when you 'install' on a hard drive, it bloats out. So when talking about OS' bloatness (which is what this topic is about), you're comparing compressed to non-compressed.

Sure, it runs, but you can also enable compression on NTFS partitions. However, nobody wants to do this since it usually makes the system sluggish. It's true that 'some' compressions make reads/writes faster (at the expense of CPU cycles), but usually isn't the best compression technique out there.

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