*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)?
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.
Downloading vista is a pain.
edit: I mean the 30 day trial.
I'm quite surprised you haven't noticed until now.
The pain factor, I'd imagine.
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.
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.
That Vista is so huge and "bloated."
Originally Posted by abh!shek
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!
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
Originally Posted by Mario F.
From the university servers I can get XP/Vista as well as a range of other things. Free Visual Studio <3
It's a 30-day trial, apparently. So no illegality there, so far as I can see.
Err...didn't know that. Let me know when I can take my foot of my mouth...
My apologies abh!shek