• Update a Kernel and a Browser ...

    This is simply a curiosity, that updating a kernel takes the same amount of megas or practically the same as updating a browser like in this case Chromium.

    Kernel being the mother of the system and not a browser.

    I just do not know why, but it’s like this :)

    linux-lts-4.9.50-1-x86_64                                                59,8 MiB
    chromium-61.0.3163.91-1-x86_64                                           55,8 MiB
  • @judd
    The browser has so much libraries and graphics in it that it will be quite big.
    Kernel is just some C code and some small libraries… ;)

  • We all know that the chromium packages are compressed using a lossy algorithm. How else would we lose a bit of our soul every time we install it?

    And here is an infographic of program sizes: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/million-lines-of-code/. Not to be taken too seriously.

    And here a more interesting one – and that can be read more seriously – about Software Sizing; an engineering activity used in the estimation of software development costs and requirements: http://www.qsm.com/infographic/software-sizing-matters

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