"This distro seems to contain almost every piece of software you
could possibly think of, all installed by default! It's nice in
some ways but bad in others. Having the likes of Picasa, Google
Earth and Skype installed will please a lot of users but it takes
up a lot of space. My 12gb system partition was already feeling the
strain with 10gb of data. People call Ubuntu bloated but even after
running it for over a year and installing a hell of a lot of
addition software I'd only used about 3gb on my system disk. I
quickly noticed that not only had KDE 4 been installed but also
Gnome, XFCE, Openbox and Fluxbox. This is the default behaviour it
seems, when in doubt install everything. I'd wrongly assumed
choosing KDE 4 from the wizard would only install this desktop.
Another reason for the large footprint and slow install could be
the source-based nature of the distribution. I'm not 100% sure of
this as I don't have a lot of experience with source-based distros
but it seems possible.
"If you want a big selection of software by default then this is
the distro for you I'd say, right down to things like Ardour. I
found almost everything I could want was already installed and
there's something to be said for that I suppose. There's also a
package manager called Spritz which allows you to install binary
packages rather than compiling everything, it's a lot faster but
some would say not very efficient. It was very buggy for me and
probably needs a bit more work."
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