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I hoped that my figure of 896 MB was not out of the norm.

I know many people might not get why people are concerned with the installed size of the packages.  They figure that you could just add a larger drive to the laptop or another drive [2nd or 3rd] to the desktop. My newest laptop came with a 1TB drive. The one I am typing from has 500GB.  I have seen a number of 2TB laptop drives for under $100. I have seen larger, as well, but between the price and the heat issues, these larger ones may not be best for low to mid level laptops. Also some people have had trouble getting a desktop to boot up from a drive larger than 2TB. Desktops uses one boot disk 2TB or smaller, and then add the 3, 4, or larger data drives.  Not an option for laptops.

NOW, after that you can see there are limits for laptops for drive size.

For me, I notice my laptops get down to under 20 GB free very quickly.  I have to have a USB 2TB drive [military grade] on hand to off load data files so I can continue to do "my thing".  Then I have to try to find room in my data storage desktop for them.  Of course, I have an old style PATA drive for boot and three 2TB drives installed with maybe maybe 100 GB left between the 4 drives.  There is no more room in the case and I had to rig up a lot of fans to keep it cool enough to work. Of course for whatever reason it crashes every time I try to install Ubuntu 16.04. OK, that is a pet peeve.

Of course, if you grew up before the PC was invented, or before there was an Internet, you will know how I feel about all these "new technologies" came out.

"on the other hand" - I remember having to install Adobe packages and MS Office on a 50-80 gig hard drives at a computer work area. Of course, how many of you remember having to install Windows via floppy discs - twelve if I am correct - on desktops with no CD drive [before I was allowed to add a temporary CD drive to use for the installs].

On 01/01/2018 12:08 PM, Remy Gauthier wrote:

As an FYI, on Fedora 25, the 64-bit version of 5.4.4-2 comes in at
879MB (result of the command "dnf erase libreoffice*" for a
French/English installation with local help in both languages
installed). Interestingly, LO on my Windows 10 platform (64-
bit, VmWare WS player 14) uses 550MB of disk space (size reported by
right click -> Properties on the installation folder in Program Files).

On the other hand, MS-Office on that same Windows platform has a disk
footprint of slightly over 3 GB.

Happy New Year!

Rémy Gauthier.

Le lundi 01 janvier 2018 à 09:41 -0500, Tim-L a écrit :
I was changing versions of LibreOffice and saw something that I am
wondering at.

I ran "sudo apt-get remove libreoffice?" and at one point the process
asked to continue showing that 896 MB will be freed.

This was the 64 bit DEB version of 5.3.6.

Since I was not "purging" LO, I thought that figure was a little high,
but this was the first time I looked at the space being freed up before
installing the next version.

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