in old times installation file was 700 mb; nowadays it is 2 - 5 gb and is only growing. why cant they keep and maintain one simple distribution, without increasing its size, constantly retiring systems and introducing new ones? why do we need this progress? in windows i understand it is for money, why in linux? i have mobile internet connection in 2g mode that gives comfortable speed 30 kbps, which was just fine on windows xp; with these new standards everyone has to have super fast cable connections. there are around 10 devices around me which are unusable only because of a bug in various new oss i have not heard of. they are forcibly making good hardware to go to garbage and be replaced with new. those good old standards are destroyed permanently and are not available to people who valued them.