Software paradox

Every time I do a fresh installation of Fedora Linux, I stop for a second to consider the packages that I need to install. 9 times out of 10, I say “eh, what the heck!” and do a full install. Disk space is cheap these days after all.

But every time I run “yum update” after a long period of time, I think “why did I do a full install?”. While bandwidth is also cheap these days, we are still lacking speed-of-light experiences in network department.

4 thoughts on “Software paradox”

  1. Usually I do the full install because I do not like the GUI for selecting packages during installation, and then I do yum remove on some pacages which I do not want. This also shows me what other packages will be removed for dependencies, so I do not remove something I need along the way.

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