Xfce is very, very, very slow

Greg Folkert greg at gregfolkert.net
Tue Jan 14 13:08:31 CET 2014

On Tue, 2014-01-14 at 12:49 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Mon, 2014-01-13 at 19:12 +0100, Johannes Lips wrote:
> > Hartmut Haase wrote:
> > > Hi Neil,
> > >> When I install a new version of Xubuntu, (I never try upgrades),
> > > can that be the reason? I ALWAYS upgrade, because I don't want to loose
> > > all my settings by installing from the scratch. Or do you keep your
> > > /home partition?
> > Probably not, I never experienced something like that and I upgraded
> > Xfce now for like four years.
> > I think there must be something else going on and you need to closely
> > monitor everything what's happening during those slow periods.
> Nothing became better on Hartmut's machine when he run Xfce by a new
> user, so it shouldn't be related to something in /home.
> I've got Debian, *buntu and Arch Linux installed. The only good distro
> IMO is Arch Linux. Both Debian and *buntu often fail. Debian might be a
> good distro for servers, but *buntu is good for nothing, excepted of the
> Ubuntu Studio work, they do a good job and it's based on Xubuntu.
> The "drawback" of Arch Linux "is" that the user has to set-up everything
> and this has to be done in the old school style, KISS, no Windows like
> GUIs. This "drawback" IMO is an ___advantage___, since this way no
> unwanted service will run etc..

Woah... woah... woah. Debian is a good Distro for Servers (ONLY)?

I guess I'll have to stop using Debian Sid for my desktops and laptops
then. Wow after all there years (14 or so), it'll be a shame.

Wow and you say Arch is the best? OHHHH, OK! Perfect, I'll get right on
converting to that.

Ralf, come on, you have just sold yourself down the river on credibility
there. Not to mention the *buntu comment. Let us reel it in a bit and
come back to Earth.

I've had all of about 2 hours of real problems with my machines in those
14 years. Sure some stuff doesn't work from time to time... but then
that happens in *every* distro. Categorically proclaiming something like
this is just as credible as says "Windows Rulez!"

Yep, I went there. Please don't make m get any crazier.
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