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I have just seen magento. And i am surprised with the size of the download package. It is around 50 mb. I also analyzed “zencart” and “oscommerce” Their download packs are comparatively quite smaller than the magento pack. So what makes it so bigger. All the content should be uploaded to the web for a full installation?
There is a product database integrated into the full-package that includes a lot of high resolution pictures. If you don’t need that database you could download the version without products included, which is only 8.3 MB