Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Apr 2009 16:13 UTC, submitted by REM2000
Windows As announced, the Windows 7 release candidate is now available for TechNet and MSDN subscribers. "The RC milestone is a result of feedback from millions of customers and partners around the world. It indicates the operating system is entering the final phases of development and is ready for partners to develop new applications, device drivers and services, and ready for IT pros to evaluate Windows 7 and examine how it will operate in their environment." The public release will be May 5.
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RE: disk space
by WereCatf on Thu 30th Apr 2009 18:16 UTC in reply to "disk space"
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"16 GB of available disk space (32-bit)/20 GB (64-bit)"

Really? O_o That much? o_O

I've got a fully-working and configured Linux installation, with office suite, all kinds of multimedia tools, programming tools and almost anything installed, and it takes about 4 gigabytes.. Where the heck do the spend 12GB?

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RE[2]: disk space
by dagw on Thu 30th Apr 2009 19:21 in reply to "RE: disk space"
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The actual OS is a lot less than 16GB. It's between 2.5 and 4.5 GB depending on what you install. I've heard that it can be stripped down to 1GB.

When they say minimum of 16GB I guess it's because they want to make sure there is enough space for page files, temp files, user files and all the other stuff that takes up space when actually using the OS

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RE[3]: disk space
by poundsmack on Thu 30th Apr 2009 19:42 in reply to "RE[2]: disk space"
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I have gotten it to 980 megs after stripping out all drivers that my system didn't have and not having the Live programs installed (as well as the removal of other things that I am not sure I can bring up yet).

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RE[2]: disk space
by Mellin on Thu 30th Apr 2009 20:00 in reply to "RE: disk space"
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my homefolder on ubuntu linux is 12.5GB
system and programs take 2.8GB

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