Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Oct 2012 20:07 UTC
Windows Interesting little tidbit from the Reddit AMA session with Microsoft's Surface team. One Redditor wondered just how much disk space Windows RT takes up - in other words, if you buy the 32GB Surface RT tablet, how much space is left for your stuff? It turns out that while Windows 8 RT is considerably smaller than its Windows 7 x86 predecessor, it's still huge by mobile standards.
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RE[4]: Not quite true
by quackalist on Sun 21st Oct 2012 17:35 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not quite true"
quackalist
Member since:
2007-08-27

I don't write code but bloat is undeniable and if those who do don't find the growth of bloat an issue I despair.

Nevermind applications for the moment, just consider the growth in Windows OS size , if that's down to 'features' what radical new features have we seen from Windows this last decade to account for it. Most everything 'radical' I can recall microsoft has tried to do with the OS has been shelved and we've just had evolutionary iterations, some better than others, of the code base. It is something and one expects a cost in size.....but, how long can this continue?

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RE[5]: Not quite true
by lucas_maximus on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 19:15 in reply to "RE[4]: Not quite true"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Bloat is a word used by people who usually have no idea what they are talking about.

The inner workings of the OS has been pretty much been overhauled since XP while keeping backwards compatibility (this includes bugs in previous version as well).

I can assure you that this is extremely difficult to do.

Possibly why Win RT is smaller than the predecessors'.

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