[rescue] Perverse Question
Frank Van Damme
frank.vandamme at student.kuleuven.ac.be
Tue Jun 10 12:43:05 CDT 2003
On Tuesday 10 June 2003 01:03, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> True. It's also mostly unnecessary. WinXP has animated cartoon
> characters during curtain routine system operations (like searching for
> a file).
Actually, windows 95 had that too :)
(Guess why one of my boxen still runs it).
> That's exactly my point. WHY are newer versions of software so much
> more bloated? Look at the difference between Microsoft Word 97 and Word
> 2000. Not a whole lot. Look at the difference in footprint! The same
> holds true for recent versions of Photoshop, Excel, Visio, and even
The weird thing is that memory footprints of msoffice programs are still OK.
At least I have seen word 2k take no more then 8 megs on a win2k box.
> > Times change, and there is a need to justify sales.
> I have a feeling that's more to it than any amount of technical advance.
Frank Van Damme http://www.openstandaarden.be
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