Linked by David Adams on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 16:10 UTC, submitted by Sin2x
Gnome Linus Torvalds piped up in the comments of a Google+ posting by Linux kernel hacker Dave Jones to air his true feelings about Gnome 3: "it's not that I have rendering problems with gnome3 (although I do have those too), it's that the user experience of Gnome3 even without rendering problems is unacceptable." People care what Linus thinks, and when he ditched KDE for Gnome a couple of years ago, people took note. Now he's using Xfce.
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RE[2]: I've Switched
by Praxis on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 18:05 UTC in reply to "RE: I've Switched"
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Its anecdotal I know, but with desktop effects turned off kde 4.7 runs just fine on my whimpy little atom netbook. So its certainly possible to run on slower hardware as long as you don't go overboard on the desktop effects. I think the problem is more, certain hardware is buggy as hell with kwin, rather than kwin just being a hog in general.

Gnome 3 of course won't run at all.

If kde ever gets too much for me I shall probably drop down to xfce like everyone else seems to be doing. Though I might take to detour through Awesome first to see if I could get used to a tiling WM.

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