GTK+ 3

Andreas Müller schnitzeltony at
Sun Oct 16 16:57:49 CEST 2011

On Sunday, October 16, 2011 02:04:07 PM Guido Berhoerster wrote:
> * 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.
Please don't kick out users with embedded systems. On my desktop I have a 
600Mhz 256MB ARM A8 working fine with xfce/midori consuming <<3W (ok forget 
the monitor..). For me currently xfce is the best compromise of resources 
required / functions offered.


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