Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 12:50 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Another week has passed us by, so it's time for another Week in Review. This week was obviously dominated by the release of Windows 7, but Apple was also in the news often, reporting yet another stellar quarter, and of course updating its entire line of consumer Macs.
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by k.g.stoyanov on Sun 25th Oct 2009 14:28 UTC
k.g.stoyanov
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2005-07-12

Windows 7 will be the next microsoft successor. It is better, and it is lightweight! That is what people say. Ok, let`s count how many people and organisations will repartition their hard drives to extend their 8 or 10 GB C:\ partitions with their working XP to 20GB required for W7..;]

Edited 2009-10-25 14:29 UTC

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RE: Success!
by AmigaRobbo on Sun 25th Oct 2009 15:01 in reply to "Success!"
AmigaRobbo Member since:
2005-11-15

It is lightweight, well compaired to Vista anyway. It would be unsual for an OS released in 2009 to be lighter on resources compired to the 2001 version.

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by sbenitezb on Mon 26th Oct 2009 02:33 in reply to "RE: Success!"
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

How can a modern OS with all things included weight 20GB? It's insane. It's only the OS with almost no applications, not much documentation, not a lot of drivers. What's in there to weight 20GB?

My entire Linux installation with KDE desktop, documentation and translations is smaller. And that includes compilers, runtimes, python, perl, ruby, ghc and a myriad of binaries and libraries.

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RE: Success!
by ssa2204 on Mon 26th Oct 2009 01:09 in reply to "Success!"
ssa2204 Member since:
2006-04-22

And what has been the average size of drives over the past few years? Seems to me that people worrying about this piddly amount have other concerns than the OS in question, as the computer is probably old as hell as well.

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