xfdesktop woes

Olivier fourdan at xfce.org
Sat May 29 22:09:00 CEST 2004

On Sat, 2004-05-29 at 21:55, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:

> personally, i'm against anything that requires the user to run a 
> separate instance of apps to get them to run on more than one screen.  i 
> think that's a big waste of memory, and i'm surprised that you'd 
> advocate such a path for xfce, which prides itself on having a low 
> footprint.

Come on, how many people run such a configuration? People who can afford
such a configuration can afford the price of the RAM.

BTW, the "overhead" of running multiple instances of an application is
not that much, most modern system share the code in memory when more
than one instance is running.

Speed is more important than memory footprint. Saving memory is not a
goal by itself, it's interesting because it makes the system feel faster
(as less memory gets swapped to disk).

 - Olivier Fourdan - fourdan at xfce.org - http://www.xfce.org - 

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