Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 25th Jun 2013 04:12 UTC
Linux The Linuxed - Exploring Linux Distros website has over 170 reviews of distros and common Linux programs by Arindam Sen. What makes it special is that Mr. Sen puts his experiences together in useful charts, such as this one that compares RAM usage for twenty different GUI versions, or this one that compares CPU and RAM usage for 20 KDE distros (page down to see the chart). While the site says it's merely "A non-techie's view of the Linux world," many techies will find it useful as well.
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 25th Jun 2013 16:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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No, they don't. One might be skewed to cache more of its components into memory ( file browser, common apps, etc), while the other does not. So starting up all the apps in lxde that one might use, might use more ram than KDE for the equivalent apps( as well as being slower as it would have to load them from disk).

With the table, all you can say is that lxde is more efficient at ... doing nothing. Measuring efficiency, bloat, and 'lightweightness' is too subjective to objectively determine for all use cases. It depends so heavily on what is important to you.

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