Whether should Small-sized OS reappear

@nocovi (517)
China
May 9, 2008 12:40am CST
In the beginning,even Micosoft's OS is very small,such as Windows 9X,as products developped,its new products grows larger and larger,though now we can get higher hardware equipment for them,we must pay more and the new large system sometimes seems too large and may have more chances for the existence of bugs.We can suppose that if the OS is smaller,it would just need not very high hardware support and 've a wider usage.Do you think MS should do something to simplify its OS?
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
10 May 08
Every new OS has of course a new set of features and new sets of codes for newer machines but at the same time it has to support older software for backward compatibility. This I think is why OS increase its size as new one are release, you'll notice to that manufacturer of PC has to comply with this compatibility thing. They could easily redo a totally new windows version that is leaner but if its totally new, who's going to use it. Not every one is capable of adjusting to new tech. Who do you think will loose here us? NO, Microsoft will, they would look at it as bad marketing strategy, not good for his business.
@nocovi (517)
• China
11 May 08
You analysis seems reasonable.Thanks for your responding!
@hzhan2005 (158)
• China
9 May 08
Yes,Ms should do something to simplify its OS. And Linux should do this , too. Maybe you could try DSL(Damn Small Linux) ,which is only 50MB.
@nocovi (517)
• China
11 May 08
I have just tried Damn Small Linux and puppy Linux on my computer,they are both so small and boot very fast.
@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
9 May 08
The 9x versions of Windows, such as Windows 98 and Windows Millenium, are still available and can be installed on a computer if you prefer. The whole purpose of increasing the size of the Operating System is to add facilities and produce a better system. I agree with your comment about the resources required, a version of Windows Vista needs far more processing power, RAM and hard drive space than any previous version. When I first tried Vista it took around 7 to 8 Gb of drive space, compared to around 250 Mb for Windows 98.
@nocovi (517)
• China
11 May 08
Yeah,from about250 Mb of 9x to about 6G of vista that increases really fast.I do used windows 95 and 98 and they are really very small and need lower storage.I think I might try to run a version of them again then.
• Singapore
9 May 08
Actually there are ways of of reducing the size of concurrent OS like xp and vista, but graphics and some features that you might now than will gone too . But microsoft has already announced that they will be releasing another OS soon enough, which is much smaller and reliable but has a higher performance compared to its previous version.
@nocovi (517)
• China
11 May 08
Reducing the size of concurrent os by ourself seems a little boring.Everyone might love simplicity.So I just hope that Microsoft will make a move to let customers customize their os.
@killer_s (121)
• Indonesia
9 May 08
i think microsoft will do something to simplify their OS since their Windows Vista quite heavy to run in a PC, i heard a rumor that microsoft will launch second version of vista and windows 7. hope their new OS will be better than now
@nocovi (517)
• China
11 May 08
I am expecting for that,hoping that windows7 will be much better .