Back in the good old days it was essential to write optimized code so that a program could fit on a disk for easy distribution. Disk back then meant floppy disk and also earlier hard drives which came with capacities of 20 Gigabyte or even less.
Today size does not matter that much anymore, and some developer's seem to take the easy road to provide their users with less optimized programs.
That's not such a big problem on today's computer systems on the other hand who have enough power to handle those programs. But there are many programs out there that provide great functionality and design without going over the board size wise.
This list is dedicated to those programs. It lists 50 software programs for Windows that use 100K or less. Best of all, the programs are functional and should be useful to many Windows users.
Update: All programs have been tested on a Windows 7 Professional test system, and a Windows 10 system. We removed some programs that are no longer available.
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