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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What's with size?
by sicofante on Tue 8th Sep 2009 18:57 UTC
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Why this obsession with size? If GNOME needed 200 GB of HDD and 8 GB of RAM but made my breakfast, I wouldn't complain.

It's the ratio of size vs usability (or end user oriented features) what matters, and if it takes lots of RAM and disk space to do it, so be it.

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