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[5]: Comment by cjst
by darknexus on Tue 8th Sep 2009 18:11 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by cjst"
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What you say is true. The only thing is, it shouldn't be that way because that's how inferior software become dominant. Think BeOS compared to Windows.

The behavior of competitors doing what you describe amounts to nothing other than swindling and some measures should be taken against that.

That's called "competition" and it's far from swindling. If you don't do what the customer wants and another company does, charges a fortune for it, but the customer believes it's worth it, then it's not swindling. The customer willingly paid for service rendered by them that you did not provide. That's called competition, and it's one of the things that keeps the market going. Next time, if you don't want to get undercut, do what the customer asks.

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