distrowatch comment: "Ubuntu Breezy Badger - is it too dumbed down? "

Scott angrykeyboarder at angrykeyboarder.com
Tue Dec 20 10:13:48 GMT 2005

Cefiar wrote:
 > > On Tuesday 20 December 2005 20:19, Scott wrote:
 >> >> The "build essential" package is a tad bewildering to a number of 
 >> >> new to Ubuntu, but not to Linux.  Why?  Because they've not used 
a Linux
 >> >> distribution that didn't include GCC or make in the default 
 >> >>
 >> >> I was chatting with a Fedora Core 4 user recently and he said 
 >> >> to the effect that it was "lame and inexcusable" that Ubuntu didn't
 >> >> include these in the default installation.
 >> >>
 > >
 >> >> I thought it was a bit over the top, but he does make (no pun 
 >> >> a good point.  To the best of my knowledge, we're not even 
talking about
 >> >> 10 mb worth of files here. I would "build-essential" could easily be
 >> >> included in the default installation.
 > >
 > > Yeah but first it's gcc, then it's something else and then 
something else
 > > again, and then suddenly we've got the same problem Fedora has, 
which is that
 > > it's too damn big. I like having an installer that fits on a CD and 
 > > having lots of free disk space on my machine when all I want is a
 > > workstation.

It wouldn't be in my case. Off the top of my head, that's really the
only thing I can think of that the Ubuntu CD is

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