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: Comment by cjst
by bralkein on Tue 8th Sep 2009 15:54 UTC in reply to "Comment by cjst"
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You're not seriously suggesting that .NET & Java are toy technologies!? Perl and Python too are certainly widely used by many people to get real work done.

And you know what? Sometimes 3 gigs DOESN'T matter. You can sacrifice storage/dependency footprint for features, reliability, shorter development time or other things and sometimes that's the best choice to make.

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