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De: "Olavo Santos" <nbk(arroba)cyberdude.com>
Para: <news(arroba)webards.net>
Data: Terįa, 15 de Junho de 2004 15:45
Assunto: Is Linux following Windows down the road to bloat?



    "After grinding through over an hour of installing the operating system,
my PC finally seems ready to reboot and allow me to get started. And no
wonder it took so long to install, as the operating system and support files
are consuming almost two gigabytes of hard drive space! As the hard drive
thrashes away, I'm presented with a screen image slowly depicting the
machine's boot progress.

    Finally, I get to the point where I can log in. After entering my
credentials I get a blank screen while the disk thrashes some more. Finally
my icons come up, and I try to start the Web browser. More thrashing.

    Just moving windows around is painfully slow and jerky. I guess this old
533MHz Celeron with 128 MB of RAM and an 8 GB hard drive just isn't cutting
it any more with this modern, bloated operating system and applications.

    Windows XP, you say? Nope. This is Fedora, the latest from the Linux

@656, Nbk

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