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 for software bloat
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  software bloat
      The results of second-system effect or creeping featuritis. Commonly
      cited examples include ls(1), X, BSD, and OS/2.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  software bloat
      The result of adding new features to a program
     or system to the point where the benefit of the new features
     is outweighed by the extra resources consumed ({RAM, disk
     space or performance) and complexity of use.  Software bloat
     is an instance of Parkinson's Law: resource requirements
     expand to consume the resources available.  Causes of software
     bloat include second-system effect and creeping
     featuritis.  Commonly cited examples include Unix's "{ls}(1)"
     command, the X Window System, BSD, Missed'em-five,
     OS/2 and any Microsoft product.
     [{Jargon File]

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