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Posted 05-03-2009 at 05:06 AM by brianL

So, according to Microsoft, Windows 7 will require 15 GB disk space. I thought it was going to be slimmed down compared to Vista? Looks like the diet pills aren't working. When you consider that a full install of Slackware 12.2 takes around 4.8 GB, and has loads of varied software included, it makes you think, huh? I mean, Notepad and the few other odd'n'sods of basic software you get with a default Windows install can't take up a lot of space. I had no interest in using Vista, and the same applies to 7. I'll hang on to XP Pro, as a reminder that MS could get things half way right on occasion. And, a laptop with XP Pro may be in demand in the future. Worth its weight in gold?
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    XP Pro can get a little fat when you get all the multi media players and security updates. Mine on my laptop is about 11 meg and my document files are only at about 2 meg. I have not tried windows 7 and probably will not. From what I have read if you have to run windows XP is still the best version.
    Posted 05-03-2009 at 10:44 AM by Larry Webb Larry Webb is offline
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    I think I can honestly say I haven't run windows in about six years, maybe even longer. All I use now is Linux, accompanied by Wine. As I've written, I really wish more people would use Wine and contribute to it's development. But that's just me.

    Posted 07-05-2009 at 04:03 AM by Shingoshi Shingoshi is offline
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    PWNed!!! i never knew it takes 15G(i'm not into this dumb toys from M$ anymore, and still prefer XP or 2003 if i REALLY HAVE TO use win32 platform)...
    im sitting on debian lenny with kernel only knows how much software installed, and sources too... it takes only 4G as said from df:
    /dev/sdc3             18295120   4254032  13111728  25% /
    (yeah kinda dumb FS plan but it's been working gr8 for a half a year already. only /home is mounted on other HDD).
    Linux owns.
    Posted 11-26-2009 at 10:27 AM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
    Updated 11-26-2009 at 10:29 AM by Web31337


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