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: Linux bloat
by marcp on Wed 9th Sep 2009 01:05 UTC in reply to "Linux bloat"
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You're wrong in some point. Even Arch linux, which is basicaly great distro, is filled with crap, but it's that kind of crap that forces you to recompile the whole kernel to remove udev. CRUX linux is the only one today that can actualy work full-time without this internal bloat.
The overal situation of FORCING people to use some crappy tech which is located in kernel is BAD. Leave it in userland, leave it as a module and everything will be ok. Just don't bloat the kernel, for @#$@ sake ... !

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