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The five most bloated Linux applications

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I knew this day was coming… the day when a Linux application could begin to suffer from that horrible disease so many other applications suffer from on other platforms. Bloat. What is bloat? Bloat is the addition of unnecessary features that cause an application to grow to a size that renders it slow and laggy. Those features may be useful to some. But for many, they are just an anchor dragging the application deeper and deeper into murky waters.

Although these applications do suffer from bloat, it doesn’t mean they are useless — just frustrating (at times). And just because they make this list, doesn’t mean I actually dislike the tools. But if you plan to use them, it’s good to know what you’ll be up against.

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