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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by Hey_neken on Tue 8th Sep 2009 08:55 UTC
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Ok, Gnome is getting bigger and bigger and same applies to Debian. But did someone heard about Gentoo? USE="-cups" and you won't depend on cups. Avahi? USE="-avahi" and it's done. And one can apply this rule for every optional dependency that by default Debian will install.

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