Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Sep 2005 13:38 UTC, submitted by Erik Harrison
Xfce "Every major release of the 4.x series of Xfce has been pretty major. 4.0 was the result of over a years work, a major rewrite of the entire desktop. 4.2 saw the introduction of major features and enhancements that were incomplete for 4.0, and new developers as Xfce4 gained popularity. 4.4 is going to be a major upgrade to Xfce, with new components, major upgrades to old ones, and more tools for developers. So, without further ado, let's take a look at what's coming."
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RE: Xfce is what Gnome should be
by on Mon 5th Sep 2005 17:17 UTC in reply to "Xfce is what Gnome should be"

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well nautilus opens very fast and since it's loaded to draw the desktop, thats like killing two birds with one stone.

Be careful when you call something "bloated" because nautilus starts faster than any filemanager, even on lower end machines like my mums. Xfce is nice I like it but it's made for lower end machines, gnome takes more memory but has much more fuctionallity.

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unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06


Be careful when you call something "bloated" because nautilus starts faster than any filemanager, even on lower end machines like my mums. Xfce is nice I like it but it's made for lower end machines, gnome takes more memory but has much more fuctionallity.


Yes, be careful indeed. Kongqueror start at least twice as fast when running in a KDE environment, as Nautilus does when running in a Gnome desktop. At least thati is what happens on my old 500MHz PIII 512MB RAM.

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You have got it wrong, kde doesn't load gtk+, same goes for gnome doesn't load qt so it take loads of time to load.

Comparing loading times when not in there own environment is like comparing apples and oranges. Also Konqueror there is a option to put it in memory loading a instances at startup, thats why it's quick.

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Yes, be careful indeed. Kongqueror start at least twice as fast when running in a KDE environment, as Nautilus does when running in a Gnome desktop. At least thati is what happens on my old 500MHz PIII 512MB RAM.

Wrong I did the experiment on my system (an old Celeron 700 MHz) using the time command from a terminal(Gnome-Terminal under Gnome and Konsole under KDE). Here are the results:

Nautilus Gnome 2.6.1
1.03user 0.34system 0:04.54elapsed 30%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k
0inputs+0outputs (41major+2765minor)pagefaults 0swaps
Konueror KDE 3.2.3
4.36user 0.62system 0:10.82elapsed 46%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k
0inputs+0outputs (0major+8722minor)pagefaults 0swaps

Total time (user + system):
Nautilus = 1.37 seconds
Konqueror = 4.98 seconds

That is Nautilus loads in less than one third the time of Konqueror. Back in in the days of Gnome 1.4 I used to call Nautilus "the worlds slowest file manager" not any more ;)

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nautilus starts faster than any filemanager

Good joke ! Name one file manager slower that Nautilus. Frankly, I don't see...

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bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

He's simply confusing loading with opening a new window. Nautilus is already loaded to draw the desktop. It's the same effect you for instance get with ROX-Filer by using the pinboard or a panel - by using the same program for something which is on your desktop the whole time, opening a filer window executes real fast.

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