Originally Posted by foothead
I just install every Debian disk (it's like 5 DVD's now) and keep everything on them.
It doesn't seem to slow it down at all.
It's not a case of things being slow or not, it's a case of having all these things I don't want. For example, Tomboy, OpenOffice.org, Evolution, Movie Player, Rhythmbox, any printer-related applications, F-Spot, XSane, Ekiga Softphone, Transmission, Brasero and the GNOME games are all things I don't want and will never use, so why have them?
I'm not actually all that fond of GNOME or KDE either, and usually prefer to just use Openbox where I can (although my desktop machine still has GNOME just because I haven't done anything much with it for over a year >.<). I like to maximise the resources I can use by minimising what my operating system uses, so any excess applications are given the boot straight away.