Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 30th May 2011 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu Linux, estimates that the product has over 12 million users worldwide. And why not? Ubuntu is free and it runs more than ten thousand applications. It has a vibrant user community, websites covering everything you might ever need to know, good tutorials, a paid support option, and more. Yet I often hear friends and co-workers casually criticize Ubuntu. Perhaps this the price of success. Or is it? In this article I'll analyze common criticisms and try to sort fact from fiction.
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RE[3]: Bloat [OT]
by bosco_bearbank on Tue 31st May 2011 12:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Bloat"
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OT because I don't have stats for Ubuntu, but I did take my standard Fedora configuration and compare the amount of space it uses (excluding /root and /home) with a similarly-confugured installation of Arch. I'm running an LXDE desktop in both cases. Results: Arch is less bloated by a whopping 2% (2462 MB vs. 2516 MB). I expect Ubuntu to produce similar results. Obviously, this is a big YMMV situation, but I thought the results were interesting.

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