Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jan 2006 18:29 UTC, submitted by Shah Jahan
Windows "A while back, when Microsoft announced its decision to no longer release a monthly CTP for Vista, we were a bit worried, since we wanted to follow-up on the latest developments of Microsoft's next-generation operating system (though Microsoft promised to update current versions via critical updates). To Microsoft's credit, it has kept its word and has released an update sooner than we had anticipated, and needless to say, the changes in this release are substantial."
Thread beginning with comment 89300
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
OMRebel
Member since:
2005-11-14

As bloated as it is, it damn well better have a ton of new features!

Reply Parent Score: 2

Gunblade Member since:
2005-07-21

Bloated?

Did anybody here even listen to that awsome osnews podcast about bloat? I mean jesus.

What exactly is bloated about Vista...I mean hell have you even done some sort of in depth analysis of Vista with a rubric on what is and what isn't bloat?

Reply Parent Score: 1

CrimsonScythe Member since:
2005-07-10

If a basic *BSD, Linux, or OS X installation took 8GB of disk space, what would you call it? You really think it's' so strange that some consider an OS bloated if it takes up that much disk space?

I mean hell have you even done some sort of in depth analysis of Vista with a rubric on what is and what isn't bloat?

Excellent way to just dismiss an argument without having to explain your position. Let me use that to counter your "argument" in the same way. See how useful it is:

What exactly isn't bloated about Vista...I mean hell have you even done some sort of in depth analysis of Vista with a rubric on what is and what isn't bloat?

Reply Parent Score: 3

OMRebel Member since:
2005-11-14

If it takes 8 GB to just install an OS, without even providing any real applications, then yes, it's a bloated install.

Reply Parent Score: 1