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: Get off my lawn! - KDE3
by jabbotts on Tue 8th Sep 2009 21:34 UTC in reply to "Get off my lawn!"
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I pushed a machine from Lenny to Squeeze. Sure, squeeze is in testing status and things are expected to break but there was enough difference between KDE3.5 and KDE4 that the system ended up a broken mess. Ye 'ol dist-upgrade went badly and I ended up scrapping the entire system for a clean Squeeze install.

Now having both Lenny and Squeeze machines running, I can tell you that KDE3 is a heck of a lot more efficient. The stuff that supports hardware is all well and good but forcing KDE4 rather than allowing a smooth transition to Squeeze with KDE3.5. I like the graphic bling on the small box but the big box with KDE3 runs a heck of a lot better.

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