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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RE: Success!
by AmigaRobbo on Sun 25th Oct 2009 15:01 UTC in reply to "Success!"
AmigaRobbo
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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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RE[2]: Success!
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[3]: Success!
by Kroc on Mon 26th Oct 2009 08:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Success!"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Cache cache cache. When you can’t be fast for real, just use cache. The size of a Windows install is bloated by the page file, the hyberfile, the prefetch, the driver cache, the assembly cache (WinSxS), superfetch, and who knows how many other caches.

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