Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Jul 2005 11:45 UTC, submitted by GhePeU
Gnome GNOME 2.12 will be released to the world on September 7th, 2005, culminating 6 months of very exciting work by members of the project. A number of exciting technologies come together in GNOME 2.12 that will set the standard for free software desktops to come. Here is a sample of some of the outstanding work that has gone into GNOME thanks to its many contributors.
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RE[2]: Speed.
by Best on Sun 31st Jul 2005 22:15 UTC
Best
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2005-07-09

Until 3 months ago, I used Gnome quite comfortably on a dual Celeron 366 system with 256 megs of ram. There are a number of things you can do to make gnome feel more responsive. The main ones being use of lightweight themes, and selecting the low resources options for metacity.

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RE[3]: Speed.
by ma_d on Sun 31st Jul 2005 22:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Speed."
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

Actually, I believe that clearlooks is more responsive than gtk default. Never use pixmap themes, even if you have a P4 they're somehow a bit slow; not to mention they never seem to look quite right.
You can also use something other than metacity, but I think it's probably one of the better low-resource wm's; and using other wm's never quite works right in gnome.

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