Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Jun 2009 14:10 UTC, submitted by
Window Managers We're all pretty much versed in the worlds of GNOME, KDE, and to a lesser degree, Xfce, and while there are lots of alternatives, none of the smaller ones really seem to gain much traction beyond their fans. An exception is LXDE, a small and resource efficient desktop environment.
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RE: Comment by flynn
by kenji on Wed 24th Jun 2009 15:23 UTC in reply to "Comment by flynn"
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...On a modern desktop, I would agree BUT on a notebook or any portable computer battery life is of great concern. DE's that use less resources extend battery life. It is less of a performance concern as it is a portability one. Plus ARM and MIPS netbooks would almost demand a lower resource DE.

But still, I don't care too much because I care about usability.

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