[linux-elitists] rambleling about windows source code

Martin Pool mbp@sourcefrog.net
Tue Feb 17 15:56:53 PST 2004

On 17 Feb 2004, Jim Thompson <jim@netgate.com> wrote:

> I'm having trouble coming to grips with 30GB of source code for
> something that fits on a CDROM when compiled.

The Linux 2.6 kernel source is ~30MB compressed, and it compiles down
to ~1MB.

Anyhow, the actual result of that build is not one disk but a whole
fat folder full of MSDN beermats.

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