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[2]: Get off my lawn!
by BluenoseJake on Tue 8th Sep 2009 15:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Get off my lawn!"
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It's not about looking nice, it's about things working when plug them in, which HAL helps with. It is about automation. I don't want to have to worry about crap not working unless i write a script, or configure something.

If I plug in a printer, I want the damn thing to be able to print. If I plug in a USB drive, I don't want to have to mount the thing myself, I want it automounted.

I am a professional, and I don't have time to be screwing around with scripts and the command line to get basic functionality.

Maybe your time isn't worth very much, but my time is. I'd rather spend it working.

Edited 2009-09-08 15:06 UTC

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