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Date:      Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:01:24 -0500
From:      Brandon J. Wandersee <brandon.wandersee@gmail.com>
To:        CK <un_x@earthlink.net>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: X+webkit = Disgraceful
Message-ID:  <86lgz0rj7f.fsf@WorkBox.Home>
In-Reply-To: <E1biHyX-0006t8-Pb@elasmtp-curtail.atl.sa.earthlink.net>
References:  <E1biHyX-0006t8-Pb@elasmtp-curtail.atl.sa.earthlink.net>

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CK writes:

> 250+ MB, 36+ hours of downloading, and I still
> can't even view the WWW, graphically.  It's just
> fucking disgusting.  In 1996, I didn't even have
> a hard drive that big, and my kernel was about
> 1/2 MB, RAM was 16MB, FreeBSD took about 16MB of
> disk space, and I could install everything from a
> bunch of floppies, and Xwindow + graphical browser
> was just a minor addition - maybe a few MB at most.
> And guess what?  THE WEB DOESN'T LOOK ANY BETTER
> TODAY THAN THEN (with the exception of server-side
> font control - which - apparently, took a whole new
> fucking language to fix (CSS) instead of a trivial
> fix to the FONT SIZE attribute specification).  I
> guess I should say I am no fan of video or residential
> high-speed access of the Internet - for without it,
> we surely wouldn't have a mess like we have today
> (I'd guess it's all porn+entertainment driven).

If it makes you feel any better, FreeBSD and X themselves haven't
bloated nearly as much over time as GNOME and the web have, so only some
of what you've installed is garbage. :P

I have to say I'm curious why you're installing GNOME, though, since
you've already mentioned surf and certainly sound like a suckless.org
evangelist.

-- 
::  Brandon J. Wandersee
::  brandon.wandersee@gmail.com
::  --------------------------------------------------
::  'The best design is as little design as possible.'
::  --- Dieter Rams ----------------------------------



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