de.techno at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 07:18:22 CEST 2011
On 10/16/11 17:34, Guido Berhoerster wrote:
> * dE .<de.techno at gmail.com> [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.
So what do you suggest?
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