Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Aug 2007 22:10 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux It is not too surprising that Ubuntu came in first in's 2007 Desktop Linux Market Survey, or that Firefox was the topmost browser by far. More interesting is that for the first time ever in the site's annual surveys, GNOME surpassed KDE among desktop environments (45% over 35%), with Xfce a solid third (8%).
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RE[4]: KDE/Gnome
by superstoned on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 14:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: KDE/Gnome"
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Even if you run these (btw desktop independent, thus ALWAYS waisting memory) apps, you are running a lot of KDE infrastructure which shares memory. So in practice, this works already. Yes, it will improve if KDE 4.1 will use webkit in konqi and ppl will ditch the monstrocity that is firefox. Hopefully the same goes for KOffice/OO.o

Either way, you are right, in practice the diff isn't huge. Yet it is unfair to call KDE bloathed, imho. It's actually pretty efficient, and most of it's inefficiencies are due to lower-level stuff, not KDE.

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