[LINK] Software Tool Strips Windows Vista To Bare Bones

Antony Barry tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au
Sun Feb 3 20:52:44 EST 2008

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Preedit writes "A free download that can cut Windows Vista's  
gargantuan footprint by half or more is developing a big following on  
the Internet. vLite is a configuration tool that lets users  
automatically delete a lot of unnecessary Vista components &mdash;  
such as Windows Media Player and MSN installer &mdash; to pare the OS  
down to a reasonable size. The software is catching on. An  
InformationWeek story notes that a forum that asks users to suggest  
new features has drawn nearly 50,000 page views. Meanwhile, Microsoft  
officials have themselves conceded that Vista is "bloated" and are  
developing the next version of Windows on a core called MinWin, which  
is smaller than Vista by an order of magnitude."

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