I started with #! 9.04 - thinking of that reminds me of two things:
1) time flies
2) this distro is great, cause I use it since then nonstop..
however, I remember 9.04 came with a ton of programs like thunderbird, rhythmbox, audacity and tons of small cli apps. now it is 2012 and we have a very cool basic choice of smaller applications and at the same time have an iso size that wont fit on a cd anymore.
just wondering: why does a system take more space over time? is it code? drivers&codecs? - Would be interested in your insight & knowledge, since I am everything but a programmer...
Last edited by saneks (2012-11-09 00:09:15)
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Quite the discussion on the subject here: http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=20499
Somewhere in that thread corenominal explains why the #! image is now as large as it is.
I would say that GIMP is driving up the space notably, and also the Faenza icon set. Then there is the compression (I don't know what compressing #! uses, but xz is the one I use and it really makes a big difference compared to gz) and generally with GTK3 we have a bunch of new libraries coming in (it's not super-much but yes, there is a difference in size)
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