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Guido Berhoerster gber at
Sun Oct 16 14:04:07 CEST 2011

* dE . <de.techno at> [2011-10-15 03:12]:
> >It's been a _long_ time since I was involved in the XFCE project,
> >so far be it for me to speak for the masses.  That said, my own
> >personal opinion is that it's very easy to fall into the
> >large-and-slow trap that GNOME has been slipping toward over the
> >past decade.  I am happy that XFCE continues to work well for me,
> >even without GPU acceleration and with 5-year-old hardware.
> The reason why all DEs are becoming heavy cause more powerful
> hardware is available. By low powered hardware I mean Pentium 3 or
> lower with less than 256 MB ram. The minimum of xfce is 192+, a
> hardware on which LXDE works fast but it's too simple -- it's
> missing very basic features and feels very old.

This kind of lightweight in terms of memory usage argument quickly
falls apart as soon as you try to do anything useful with such
obsolete hardware, ie. open any modern webbrowser, pdf reader or
office suite.
Guido Berhoerster

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