September 26, 2001

Microsoft XP is bigger, but not better

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes: "Earlier today, I found myself remembering back to the year 1994. It was at this time that I began testing an operating system also known by its codename "Chicago." This little wonder -- which we later knew to be Windows 95 -- occupied a mere 70 MB of space on my hard drive and worked well for me. A couple weeks ago, after installing Windows XP RC2, that little 70 MB OS that I remembered from my yesteryears now occupied a whopping 1.4 GB of disk space. How is it possible for a company to multiply its operating system software 20 times over in only six years?"
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