Linked by Neven Bijelic on Wed 24th Nov 2004 08:45 UTC
Xfce No doubt, all of you have heard of Xfce and those who haven't will hear about it soon anyway. I remember trying out Xfce for the first time back on SuSE 9.0. I am not sure if it came with the distrobution or if I downloaded it. At the time 9.0 came out I remember thinking to myself "nice, good potential, could be eyecandy, fast..." but I still logged into KDE upon booting. Sure I tried Gnome but somehow for a windows-commer KDE was more user friendly at the time. Update: More screenshots of XFce.
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
XFCE vs KDE (speed issue)
by Artem on Wed 24th Nov 2004 20:21 UTC

I use KDE 3.2 on Celeron 266 with 128M and the speed is absolutely OK! The secret is:

1) Enable prelinking

2) Turn off ALL eyecandy. That means animation, screensavers, wallpapers and even K Menu picture.

3) Optionally, choose a lighter UI style. I didn't do that; I use MetaTheme and it works wonderfully for me, though the author did warn that it is a little heavy.

To me, speed loss compared to XFCE in this configuration is vastly outweighed by the functionality gain I enjoy.

Firefox is hardly usable here though. Both in XFCE and KDE.

Everything stated above is my personal opinion. Your mileage may vary.