Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th Nov 2006 17:40 UTC, submitted by bmeurer
Xfce The Xfce development team is pleased to announce that the second and hopefully last release candidate of the upcoming Xfce 4.4 desktop is available for download now. The release focuses primarily on bug fixes and optimizations; see the release notes for a complete list of changes. The source tarballs and the graphical installer are available from the download page.
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RE: Bloated
by dylansmrjones on Sun 5th Nov 2006 22:00 UTC in reply to "Bloated"
dylansmrjones
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2005-10-02

Oh trust me. With 512 MB of RAM there will be plenty of swapping with Gnome. GNUstep works better but lacks quite a few applications and has some rough edges.

The problem is that coders are getting lazier as computers are getting faster. It takes longer today to start an office suite than it did 8 years ago. With no more functionality today than back then. Now, that's bad.

EDIT: The time lost by applications are quite large. An irritating delay everytime you click on something or choose a menu item, or press a key. In Gnome it's pretty easy to write far far ahead of the update in textboxes.

There is quite a difference between an application starting in <=.4 Seconds and an application starting in 5 to 35 Seconds.

The problem is btw. not how much time you lose on waiting alone. The problem is the breaking of your work flow. All the constant small breaks where you have to wait is ruining your work rhythm. _Really_ annoying.

Edited 2006-11-05 22:06

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