[Rule] Is Gnome/KDE the greatest bloat?

C David Rigby c.david.rigby at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 22:05:25 EEST 2007

On 9/27/07, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 27/09/2007, C David Rigby <c.david.rigby at gmail.com> wrote:
> > There is also fluxbuntu (http://fluxbuntu.org/, but site down for
> > migration). I took a quick look at the live CD. Not enough to really get
> a
> > feel for it, but it seems to warrant further investigation. Like
> > Ubuntu-lite, it seems to be having the usual "growing pains" in terms of
> a
> > stable web presence.
> May I suggest that you don't top-quote?

Sorry - that was a bit sloppy of me.

Sure, there /is/ Fluxbuntu, but it seems to be mainly an effort to
> produce a version of Ubuntu for Fluxbox fans rather than anything more
> directed or focussed.
> But then, there are /many dozens/ of Ubuntu spinoffs now.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ubuntu-based_distributions
> Many don't have a particularly close or narrow focus, they're just
> Ubuntu for a particular perceived "market" or target audience.

Point taken. Is it reasonable to consider starting from Debian as a base
rather than Ubuntu? Are there any minimalist distros based on Debian?

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