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    Question Why?

    *Linux Mint iso (KDE) -- 1.0GB

    Comes with all operating system components + TONS of software!(I can provide a list if you want)

    *Windows Vista Ultimate iso -- 3.49GB !

    Ships with only Operating system. Buy software separately.


    I'm not bashing windows or anything, just want to know why such huge difference in size of the iso(s)?

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    Because Windows is bloated. It has a lot of stuff, drivers, other things in it, some of which you really don't need.
    I don't know specifics, however.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    Downloading vista is a pain.

    edit: I mean the 30 day trial.
    Last edited by abh!shek; 06-02-2008 at 11:23 AM. Reason: Just to avoid confusions!

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    I'm quite surprised you haven't noticed until now.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Noticed what?

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    The pain factor, I'd imagine.

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    I meant to say downloading the huge iso with my internet connection is a pain....(will take 2 days to complete) not that using vista is a pain. Many of my friends are running it without any problems.
    Last edited by abh!shek; 06-02-2008 at 11:50 AM.

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    I think the size is so that you can enlarge all the icons up to 256*256 w/o loss of quality. The most interesting thing I discovered during my MS SQL Server training course was that if you blow them up to full size and drag them around a bit vista crashes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abh!shek View Post
    Noticed what?
    That Vista is so huge and "bloated."
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Windows...

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    Microsoft have just released their most secure OS to date by combining all the best features of Windows CE, Windows ME and Windows NT.

    To reflect this heritage, it's called Windows CEMENT - It's rock-solid!
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    Yes. But I'm more curious as to why he is downloading a Windows Vista iso.

    EDIT: And on top of that even complains about the size. Some people...
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Yes. But I'm more curious as to why he is downloading a Windows Vista iso.

    EDIT: And on top of that even complains about the size. Some people...
    He might be able to download a legal .ISO

    From the university servers I can get XP/Vista as well as a range of other things. Free Visual Studio <3

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    It's a 30-day trial, apparently. So no illegality there, so far as I can see.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Err...didn't know that. Let me know when I can take my foot of my mouth...

    My apologies abh!shek
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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