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dE . de.techno at
Mon Oct 17 07:19:40 CEST 2011

On 10/16/11 20:27, Andreas Müller wrote:
> 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.
> Andreas
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Yes, I've been also wondering about this -- I'd love dual booting 
Android phones, but with LXDE DE (Xfce is too heavy for it).

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