[clug] Win-Vista vs Linux (Kubuntu)
sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Sat Jul 5 04:46:42 GMT 2008
steve jenkin wrote on 4/7/08 3:04 PM:
It took about an hour for the 'recovery' disks to boot and recreate the
'hidden' partition. It's something like BART-PE and an NTFS.
Then it took near 2.5 hours to install. Many, many reboots to complete.
Of course it silently reformats the hard-disk to Just One Big Partition
(modulo the 'hidden' partition).
As for 'what software comes standard with Vista?' - I *think* there is a
trial of MS-Office. I just haven't looked. And of course you've got
Windows Media Player and IE 7 (?) - with *tabs*!
> Just an observation.
> New laptop has arrived & I'm getting it configured.
> The "IBM Preload" partition is 6.5Gb.
> Which gives 3 'recovery' disks:
> boot CD - 225Mb
> DVD 1 - 4.4Gb
> DVD 2 - 1.3Gb
> Compare to the Kubuntu distro - around 650Mb.
> Am I wrong thinking that the std Kubuntu distro does at least as much,
> if not more, in 10% of the size???
> What mistake am I making here?
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