[QUOTE=TSJnachos117;2690778]Well, well well… what have we learned here? The lesson of the day is the same one business owners have been refusing to listen to for years: Barbaric pricing models suck prevent users from actually purchasing products, driving customers to either competing products, or to piracy. These same businesses try to fix the problem by imposing DRM, which increases prices even more, makes things even harder for those who actually purchase the software, does nothing to stop the competition, and barely slows pirates down. So, what’s the point of using it? That’s the question I’ll never understand.
Also, what’s with the bloated 1.4GB size? The whole point of the cloud is to prevent the user from having to store potentially large amounts of data on their own computers. Seriously, I’ll bet most modern Linux Distros take up a similar amount of space. Making the suite the size of an entire OS defeats the whole purpose of cloud computing, doesn’t it?[/QUOTE]
Linux Mint OS iso is about 800 MB and includes recent versions of codecs, libre office, and a whole bunch of other programs that I don’t use.
Installed, I can’t say because I have the OS broken into multiple partitions for robustness.
But most of it seems to be executable from the live cd. It couldn’t be too heavily compressed. Just saying.