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]: Get off my lawn!
by blacklistme on Sat 12th Sep 2009 18:09 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Get off my lawn!"
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I think you the nail here where most here are missing him. Hardware and software are changing and also how we interact with it. A lot of people are not able to look far into the future or even like the future because it gives changes. Changes that force them to learn and to start thinking again.

It makes people uncertain and people who can't adjust a disadvantage. I have seen it the last couple of years with the migration from Solaris 8 to 10. As some sysadmins did not spend time in learning they are missing the edge and the are getting more and more behind everyday. And to be honest, we are leaving them behind.

In the changing Linux world, there also will be casualties. Most likely not real users will be effected, but only the wannabee, the diehard, the one that use Linux or BSD to be c00l and 1337. But like you said multiple of times, it should work and I can't agree more. If people have problems to see how migrations in flight happen, like HAL and udev are for example, then let it be.

I think I'm an old men, who wants things to work without to much overhead. HAL gives some overhead, but it gives more in return. The same for DBUS for example and people who want to know what or why should take a look at GNU/Hurd for example. Or should think about a way to make one implementation that solves directly all there problems. The waterfall-model doesn't work, steady progress does.

Just my 2c and time to do a weekly update of Sqeeuze.

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