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[Flame Bait] - Linux as bloatware




Food for thought,

http://news.com.com/Negroponte+Slimmer+Linux+needed+for+100+laptop/2100-7346_3-6057456.html?tag=nefd.lede

* BOSTON--The One Laptop Per Child organization will use Linux on its inexpensive machines, but the operating system suffers the same code bloat as Windows, the project's leader said Tuesday.*

"People aren't thinking about small, fast, thin systems," said Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of the One Laptop Per Child <http://dw.com.com/redir?destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Flaptop.org%2F&siteId=3&oId=2100-7346-6057456&ontId=1001&lop=nl.ex> nonprofit association, in a speech at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo <http://news.com.com/LinuxWorld+not+just+for+Linux+fans+anymore/2009-7346_3-6056446.html?tag=nl> here. "Suddenly it's like a very fat person (who) uses most of the energy to move the fat. And Linux is no exception. Linux has gotten fat, too."

Regards,
John


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