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: And It Is All 'Bout Choice
by strcpy on Tue 8th Sep 2009 05:15 UTC in reply to "And It Is All 'Bout Choice"
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Good and reasonable. No one can object an argument like that.

But you seem to ignore the big trend towards a situation where one can administer the system only from badly designed GUIs, which mostly require the whole Gnome to function at all. Actually, in some respects the system and X actually requires these desktop environments to function properly. NetworkManager, DeviceKit, HAL... Make your pick.

I repeat myself, but the so-called "user friendliness" is a Trojan horse that is doing havoc all over the place, regardless whether you prefer TWM instead.

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