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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And It Is All 'Bout Choice
by Remiks on Tue 8th Sep 2009 02:32 UTC
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Well, these days we have a handful of DE's and WM's to choose from. I believe GNOME and KDE are trying hard to fulfill their goals of user-friendliness, so, if one thinks that all that is just bloat... well, use another desktop. I've read about many power users who prefer using FluxBox, IceWM or the likes, so why don't stick to that and let GNOME and KDE be the great things they are for the rest.
I feel it's kinda selfish to want something to be different just because you don't like it, when you have so many choices to please your likings.

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