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 qunying on Wed 24th Jun 2009 16:05 UTC in reply to "Comment by flynn"
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I just gave up. I use Gnome now and frankly don't care about its 'bloat'. On a modern computer it does not feel slow at all, and the while it uses up more ram, I have oodles of it to spare. What was the point of buying 4 gigs of ram if I'm not going to use it? With 4 gigs of ram available the difference between a 50 mb DE and a 200 mb DE really starts to become minuscule.

I think is this kind of tolerance of the user that leads to developer care less to develop more efficient application. Saying go to get a more powerful cpu and more ram and you would get smooth experience is not the right way to solve problem. And that is why after so many years of hardware improvement, we still experience more or less the same speed feeling on desktop usage.

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