Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th Nov 2006 17:40 UTC, submitted by bmeurer
Xfce The Xfce development team is pleased to announce that the second and hopefully last release candidate of the upcoming Xfce 4.4 desktop is available for download now. The release focuses primarily on bug fixes and optimizations; see the release notes for a complete list of changes. The source tarballs and the graphical installer are available from the download page.
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Bloated
by mariux on Sun 5th Nov 2006 21:44 UTC
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2005-11-13

For every release of some software there are almost always people complaining about that specific piece of software being bloated, and every time i wonder what these people are using their computer for and what kind of pc they have.

Are really all those people running a pc with sub-256mb ram? If so i can understand it, but i highly doubt that is the case. What do people want with all that available ram? I personally have ram so that programs can make use of it. The fact that i am running kde apps may make startups slower because there is more to load from the hd, but how much are we talking here? 10 seconds over the course of a day?
Those 10 seconds i can easily make up for within 10 minutes of using kde (not trying to evangelise kde here, its just that its what i am running) thanks to the extra features it gives me.

On a 512mb ram pc, i find it unlikely that there will ever be any significant swapping if you run kde or gnome, so why save ram just for the sake of it?

Using xfce because you find it better suited for your usage: be my guest, using xfce so that you can make sure that you have plenty of free ram: why?

Edited 2006-11-05 21:45

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