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 kaiwai
by cjst on Wed 9th Sep 2009 11:27 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai"
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I swear there is a subculture within the open source world who seem to be hell bent on a Linux monoculture than developing solutions that are agnostic and promote diversity.

Well having KDE, GNOME, littered with piles of abstraction layers to be able to run on every OS out there is "monoculture" too. It would be more "diverse" if all OSes had a different desktop solution tailored to the OS. Anyway "monoculture" and "diversity" are buzzwords.

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