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Am I really running Ubuntu?

Mar 25, 2010, 13:33 (3 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Peter for this link. ]

"Many years have passed since that decision and things have changed with Ubuntu. The default software provided by Ubuntu has changed drastically and with the upcoming Ubuntu Lucid Lynx it will be changing even more. I didn’t like the changes the made in the past and I don’t like the changes they are making for Lucid Lynx. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate all things they change, new kernels, upstart are just a few things that I agree with. What I don’t agree with is what I like to call the dumbing down of applications and bloating of applications.

"Just because computers get more powerful, have bigger disks and get more memory doesn’t justify to bloat your software. Take Tomboy for example, the default and very simple note taking application in Gnome. If you want to install Tomboy it requires Mono which consists of 25 extra packages totaling a combined space of 22 MB on your drive. I don’t know what will be running in memory but it can’t be low, Tomboy itself occupies 10 MB while the alternative gNote is 6MB and it does the exact same task, maybe even quicker."

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