Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Sep 2009 22:38 UTC, submitted by EvilWells
Debian and its clones Developer Frans Pop, author of debtree, posted an article showing the evolution in size of the GNOME desktop environment in recent Debian releases. The picture he paints isn't particularly pretty: the default GNOME install has increased drastically in size over the years.
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RE: Get off my lawn!
by abraxas on Mon 7th Sep 2009 23:14 UTC in reply to "Get off my lawn!"
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If you read his post he sounds like an old fuddy duddy user who doesn't want his linux install to actually recognize has hardware when he plugs it in, or his desktop to look nice

Agreed. I used to love WindowMaker and still do to some degree but I switched to GNOME years ago because I found myself writing all kinds of scripts, patches, and other hacks to automate my desktop. It gets old after a while and I'd rather have a nice desktop that just works. GNOME fits that bill for me. If they stripped out of the functionality that the author seems to be complaining about I might as well go back to WindowMaker.

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