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Old 09-19-2017, 07:05 PM   #16
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Ru1138:

Have we answered your question?
 
Old 09-20-2017, 06:08 PM   #17
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Have we answered your question?
Oops! Ah, yes.
 
Old 09-20-2017, 06:41 PM   #18
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Oops! Ah, yes.
Good if all is well don't forget to mark your thread SOLVED.
 
Old 09-21-2017, 12:02 AM   #19
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I question the value of marking a discussion thread solved. Although the title is framed as a question, the first post was mostly a rant and the rest of the thread is opinion and discussion. Opinons might answer a question, but do not solve a problem. In my opinion.
 
Old 09-21-2017, 12:14 AM   #20
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OpenBSD still has low resource requirements, a system with X, Fluxbox, Firefox, xmms, mc, mpg123, Xpat2, Xmahjongg, & mplayer still only uses 1.1GB of disk space.
For that, 1.1GB is pretty fat, fatmac.
 
Old 09-21-2017, 02:33 AM   #21
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You can't mark threads in General SOLVED anyway, I believe.
 
Old 09-21-2017, 02:05 PM   #22
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All of which is completely irrelevant and silly. What was the purpose of taking one sentence out of context and making foolish comparisons? I can take your ridiculous comparisons a step further.

Unless you build your own car, assemble your own computer, build and operate your own electricity power plant, et cetera. Although I thank you for making such an idiotic post. It was highly entertaining.
So why did you call people lazy for wanting to have full package distros? My point, which was evidently lost on you, was that any endeavor will have its purists who consider "modern" advances as simply concessions to the lazy. The purpose of taking your sentence a making comparisons was to highlight the falsity of your description of people as lazy. Sadly, I wasn't taking your sentence out of context. I framed it in the context you yourself used.

Now stop gratuitously insulting people.

'nuff said.
 
Old 09-21-2017, 07:02 PM   #23
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No, your analogy was ridiculous. A more accurate one woud have been buying pre-boiled water, instead of boiling it oneself. Including as much as possible on an installation disc is not an advance when installing packages is very easy. (Ease of package management is wear advances have been made.)

Now stop ordering people to stop doing things.
 
Old 09-21-2017, 08:18 PM   #24
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OK folks.
Please don't post on this thread unless it is directly related to the original question.

Last edited by jefro; 09-21-2017 at 08:20 PM.
 
Old 09-23-2017, 11:18 AM   #25
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If someone really wanted to know, they could download the install images and then diff the filesystem and possibly even the binary sizes to see what changed over time.

For fun, here's the top 10 largest files in Ubuntu 16.04:
Code:
99M     ./usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libOxideQtCore.so.0
73M     ./usr/lib/thunderbird/libxul.so
70M     ./usr/lib/firefox/libxul.so
56M     ./usr/lib/libreoffice/program/libmergedlo.so
47M     ./usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libLLVM-4.0.so.1
40M     ./usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/webkit2gtk-4.0/WebKitPluginProcess2
40M     ./usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libwebkit2gtk-4.0.so.37.19.6
40M     ./usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libLLVM-3.8.so.1
37M     ./usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libQt5WebKit.so.5.5.1
28M     ./initrd.lz
That doesn't tell the whole story, because that's just 10 out of ~123,646 files packed into the filesystem.squashfs (1.5 GB) out of Ubuntu 16.04.

It would be entertaining to read a more thorough analysis of what takes up the most space. I don't have the chops for it.
 
Old 09-29-2017, 10:25 PM   #26
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I'm unable to mark this thread solved. I don't see anything in thread tools to mark it as such and I can't find an edit button for my post.
 
Old 10-13-2017, 01:30 PM   #27
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I'm unable to mark this thread solved. I don't see anything in thread tools to mark it as such and I can't find an edit button for my post.
maybe moderation will help you.

So far, you can click onto the box, under "GENERAL this forum... bla."
 
Old 10-13-2017, 01:33 PM   #28
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I'm unable to mark this thread solved. I don't see anything in thread tools to mark it as such and I can't find an edit button for my post.
I think you'll find, that's because you can't. Which would make sense given, this is the non-technical forum after all.
 
  


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