On Sunday 15 February 2009 04:14:05 Craig White wrote: > On Sat, 2009-02-14 at 20:37 -0700, Jake Peavy wrote: > > On 2/14/09, Ed Greshko <Ed Greshko greshko com> wrote: > > > > Andreas M. Kirchwitz wrote: > > > most people with automatic updates might not have noticed, > > > > but if > > > > > you look closer, the recent bunch of updates, including KDE > > > > 4.2, > > > > > installs the MySQL server on the machine (and some other > > > > database > > > > > related stuff which MySQL depends on). > > > > Took a quick look at http://pim.kde.org/akonadi/ and on the > > surface > > seems like a reasonable direction/idea. So, not quite sure as > > to why > > you may consider this to be a big issue. > > > > > > Linux bloat continues unabated. > > ---- > I think... > > - that you would have to have kde-pim package installed to bloat here > > - agreed on bloat but considering that my Acer Aspire One is 10 Gb > Windows installation and 5 Gb Fedora 10 and I have a lot more 'stuff' > installed in Fedora. > Agreed. My other laptop has to dual-boot with XP. However, I only require it for one application. I partitioned it with 8GB for XP system (no data) and to my surprise the most basic install filled it to danger point. I could certainly run a modern linux distro, with more applications, in the same space. More importantly, in linux, if you think something does install too much, you do have a choice. Anne
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