Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 7th Jun 2014 00:53 UTC
Xfce Over the past several years, mobile devices have greatly influenced user interfaces. That's great for handheld users but leaves those of us who rely on laptops and desktops in the lurch. Windows 8, Ubuntu Unity, and GNOME have all radically changed in ways that leave personal computer users scratching their heads.

One user interface completely avoided this controversy: Xfce. This review takes a quick look at Xfce today. Who is this product for? Who should pass it by?
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The problem with keeping older computers is thus...pretty much anything made during the so called "MHz Wars" from 93-06 had ZERO time devoted to power saving so if you sit down and do the math the amount of useful work you are getting for the amount of power you are using? its just not worth keeping.

Lets say that older PC you are talking about is a late model P3, say a 1GHz. According to CPU world the CPU of a Coppermine 1GHz P3 uses 25w and of course this 25w is constant since there is no energy saving features in these chips. To give you something to compare it to an AMD Sempron quad in socket AM1 uses 25w WHILE giving you full HD (the Sempron is an APU) AND four cores AND an extra 400MHz per core AND full surround sound AND GB ethernet AND...see the problem?

Frankly the older systems made before the advent of the Core series on the Intel side and pre AM2 on the AMD side are really not worth keeping, the amount of power you use versus the amount of useful work just doesn't add up.

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