[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
> XEmacs!

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.

Laziness probably.

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