I was trying to remember what Windows 3.1 came with back in the days when 4MB of RAM was enough and a single core 33MHz cpu screamed. 🙂 I recall the piss poor graphics, no multi tasking, slow internet [I recall something like 14.4 ?] and using Netscape since there was no Internet Explorer. 🙂
If you wanted to add something to Windows 3.1 you bought it. But then all of this slowly changed as each version of Windows got bigger and bigger culminating with Vista which was considered bloatware. The lastest operating system came with a host of features that must of made a lot of 3rd party software vendors cringe.
Microsoft is now working on their latest product called Windows 7. It has been stripped with some of the bells and whistle that previous versions have come with, most noticeable is the lack of an email program. This and other frills will need to be download at the users discretion.
But is this enough to shrink down Windows? Do other things need to be removed such as games, Internet Explorer, notepad, wordpad, defrag program and so forth? Would you buy a stripped down version of Windows 7 if the pricing was lower and contained less bloatware?
I believe I would.
What about you?