Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Apr 2009 13:16 UTC
Xfce The Xfce team has released the first bugfix release in the 4.6.x tree of the Gtk+ desktop environment, Xfce 4.6.1. "The first bugfix-release of xfce 4.6 has been released. Thanks to all the people who have been using xfce 4.6 and took the time and effort to submit bugreports for stuff that wasn't quite working the way it is supposed to. We have been able to fix several issues during the past few weeks."
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RE[2]: Progress is good.
by dagw on Mon 20th Apr 2009 07:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Progress is good."
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The difference in resource usage between XFCE and Gnome is far from "significant",

I haven't bothered to check actual difference in CPU cycles or bytes of memeory used or anything like that so I won't comment on if they're "significant". However XFCE is significantly faster than GNOME on my old laptop in many ways that do count. On things like time from login in prompt to desktop or time to launch the file browser it easily beats GNOME (and easily gets beaten by fluxbox).

XFCE 'feels' faster and more responsive than GNOME all around on older hardware. So perhaps it doesn't actually use significantly less resources, but it certainly more feels more lightweight on older hardware, and that is really all I care about.

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