Linked by Fabian M. Schindler on Tue 23rd Nov 2004 18:53 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Linux distros are advancing everywhere. Not only servers but also on the desktop pc and notebooks. There are wild discussions, if Linux-Distributions are ready for serious business work or personal use. This critical review will deal with two long awaited Linux-distributions, Fedora Core 3 and Ubuntus Warty Warhog. Why these two? Because both feature Gnome 2.8 and it would not be a comparision on equal terms to compare Gnome to e.g KDE. Also, both use kernel 2.6.8+ and have their very own theme for the default desktop. Bluecurve for Fedora and Human for Ubuntu.
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by AdamW on Wed 24th Nov 2004 20:59 UTC

All the 'big, bloated' distros are perfectly happy for you to tweak their default package selections. A 'truly minimal' (it's a somewhat hidden install option) install of Mandrake fit in less than 100MB last time I checked. When I install MDK I use custom package selection and it usually comes in around 1GB (uncompressed) in size. If you don't want the hassle, that's fine; but please don't suggest that the default package selection is all you get in MDK, Fedora or SuSE.