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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Bloat
by marcp on Mon 7th Sep 2009 23:41 UTC
marcp
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2007-11-23

Wow, finaly someone has realized something dead-obvious! I was always shocked by the fact, that people are actualy letting the bloat to grow. That's completely against KISS philosophy ... and that's why I always avoided Debian, RH* and choose Slackware and Arch for their lightness and speed. I prefer to build my own desktop from the ground, than using "one size fits all" distro.
BTW I also thought it is dead-obvious that HAL and UDEV for particular are unneeded crap, but most of ppl think the opposite. That's really weird. Fortunately we all have to choose from and that's very good.

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