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Have Linux Distros Gotten Too Tubby?

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The size of Linux's waistline has long been the focus of recurring attention here in the Linux blogosphere, even drawing occasional criticism from Linus Torvalds himself.

Recently, however, a fresh weight-related complaint was made -- not about the kernel itself, but about today's Linux distros.

"Linux fatware? These distros need to slim down" was the title of the InfoWorld piece that got the conversational ball rolling, and it's sparked quite a lively discourse.

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