Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Sep 2005 13:38 UTC, submitted by Erik Harrison
Xfce "Every major release of the 4.x series of Xfce has been pretty major. 4.0 was the result of over a years work, a major rewrite of the entire desktop. 4.2 saw the introduction of major features and enhancements that were incomplete for 4.0, and new developers as Xfce4 gained popularity. 4.4 is going to be a major upgrade to Xfce, with new components, major upgrades to old ones, and more tools for developers. So, without further ado, let's take a look at what's coming."
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Yes, be careful indeed. Kongqueror start at least twice as fast when running in a KDE environment, as Nautilus does when running in a Gnome desktop. At least thati is what happens on my old 500MHz PIII 512MB RAM.

Wrong I did the experiment on my system (an old Celeron 700 MHz) using the time command from a terminal(Gnome-Terminal under Gnome and Konsole under KDE). Here are the results:

Nautilus Gnome 2.6.1
1.03user 0.34system 0:04.54elapsed 30%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k
0inputs+0outputs (41major+2765minor)pagefaults 0swaps
Konueror KDE 3.2.3
4.36user 0.62system 0:10.82elapsed 46%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k
0inputs+0outputs (0major+8722minor)pagefaults 0swaps

Total time (user + system):
Nautilus = 1.37 seconds
Konqueror = 4.98 seconds

That is Nautilus loads in less than one third the time of Konqueror. Back in in the days of Gnome 1.4 I used to call Nautilus "the worlds slowest file manager" not any more ;)

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