[Flame Bait] - Linux as bloatware
spmirowski at shaw.ca
Mon Apr 10 19:35:03 UTC 2006
Jeff Mutonho wrote:
>>> --- John Wendel <jwendel10 at comcast.net> wrote:
>>>> Food for thought,
>> Although Gnome is my preferred Environment, the dependency chain is
>> I don't use Evolution; however, if I uninstall it, deps would remove
>> Gnome =P
>> I am not sure if it is the LSB, Fedora or Gnome deps, but when I install
>> Fedora I get
>> web servers, DNS servers and mail servers installed and all I want for
>> this machine
>> is a desktop type install, after all it is a laptop.
> During my install , I remember seeing an option to choose which
> packages(hence servers) you want to install....
Fedora Core 4, 5 and probably the others, I select which packages I want to
install. I can get very specific so it can take 15 mins or so.
picks deps (doesn't even tell you what they are), boot up Fedora and many
packages I have unselected have been installed.
I start figuring out deps when I start uninstalling this packages, but
it's a lot
of work learning all that jazz. Mandriva's installer tells you what the
are as you check or uncheck (and confirms with a prompt to see if you want
to make those changes).
I like using Fedora, but I hate the installer (lack of disclosure and
before first boot). After I install it, I usually spend a lot of time
uninstalling the apps
I told it not to install in the first place (if uninstalling the app
doesn't break something
Anaconda is only a millimeter better than a Windows installer. Window
give the option of customizing modules on install where Anaconda gives
option but installs the crap anyways =P
I guess in the M$ sys vs Open Source sys, M$ does have something good,
reuse which prevents crazy deps trees and simplifies installs for users.
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