Linux Is Bloated. Does Anyone Care?
Sep 30, 2009, 13:03 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Rubens)
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"But it's not just guys and gals that are getting muffin tops
— Windows has had one for years, and now it seems that the
once svelte Linux is developing one too. Asked last week about the
fact that Linux has been getting increasingly slow over the past 10
years or so, Linux-daddy Linus Torvalds replied "We're getting
bloated and huge. Yes, it's a problem."
"As Linux grows up, it gains new features — and that's
driven by what Linux users want. It's a bit like all those
muffin-topped shoppers: They inevitably get fat, because they want
fattening food. As Torvalds put it last week, "It's unacceptable,
but it's also probably unavoidable."
"I've no idea what that really means, but it's probably true all