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I can't find any info about how much space Raspbian uses.

I have checked the wikipedia article about it and the official FAQ.

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Raspberry Pi questions are on-topic for Super User. See discussion on meta.SU. Please do not vote to close this question again. It is perfectly OK for Super User. – nhinkle Dec 7 '12 at 23:35
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Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs          3.7G  1.6G  1.9G  46% /

Mine has a few packages added, but roughly around 1.6gb - which is why a 2gb card is recommended as a minimum.

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