Originally Posted by RockDoctor
It's totally subjective. I'm running Fedora Rawhide with the Mate desktop in a 20GB partition; using about 5GB of it at the moment. Firefox, at 117MB, takes up a lot of space, but it's acceptable given that it's my default browser. On the other hand, google-chrome, at 179MB, would be unacceptable except that I need it for sites that absolutely have to have the latest version of flash. LibreOffice, at somewhere around 300MB, is unacceptably large given that I don't need all of LibreOffice's features and am well-served by Abiword and Gnumeric (at a total of 60MB).
Thanks RockDoctor. Makes sense. I have a very old computer (Dell Optiplex 170L) with only a 39GB hard drive, but amazingly I haven't used but half of it, and I have just about everything I need so I should be okay.