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    Quote Originally Posted by ninez View Post
    Software bloat is VERY well defined, so i completely disagree with you.

    " Software bloat is a process whereby successive versions of a computer program include an increasing proportion of unnecessary features that are not used by end users, or generally use more system resources than necessary, while offering little or no benefit to its users. "
    That's one definition, but the point is it's rather useless when it comes down to defining exactly what is wrong - it's an overarching theme, or idea, that covers a lot of different specific ideas inside it.

    It seems you are saying that KDE offers too many features you don't use, and provides no additional value to you.

    Ok, that's a personal opinion. It may be true for you - it's not for others. In this case, it would be more accurate to state that "for me, KDE is bloated" rather than making the generalizing statement that makes it sounds like that is true for everyone.

    Some of your above list can be bi-products of software bloat (some are not, as you suggested), but don't automagically suggest bloat, by default. furthermore, i've already had to state, that i like KDE - so i don't even understand why you even wrote #8 ...
    I wrote #8 because it is a common case when people claim that software is bloated. I wasn't directing that towards you in any way, just the general term of "bloat".
    Last edited by smitty3268; 06-18-2012 at 11:36 PM.

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