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Sluggish Desktop Environment
by Tanner on Wed 26th Dec 2007 13:32 UTC
Tanner
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2005-07-06

Is there any impartial benchmark about GTK+ vs QT4?

To me, the main question is "what DE is quicker"?
I use Gnome all the time, but i'm the first to say it feels sluggish compared to KDE or even Windows's EXPLORER...
Does anyone agree?

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RE: Sluggish Desktop Environment
by re_re on Wed 26th Dec 2007 14:24 in reply to "Sluggish Desktop Environment"
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2005-07-06

>Is there any impartial benchmark about GTK+ vs QT4?

To me, the main question is "what DE is quicker"?
I use Gnome all the time, but i'm the first to say it feels sluggish compared to KDE or even Windows's EXPLORER...
Does anyone agree?<

I am not aware of any impartial benchmark that could give a definitive answer as to which is faster, GTK+ vs QT4.

I will say that on modern hardware I personally don't notice much of a performance difference (core 2 duo, 1.5gig etc..).

However on a slightly older machine of mine (athlon64 2800+ 1gig etc..) I will say that It really does seem that KDE is more snappy and is less likely to bog down under load.

Ultimately I do prefer KDE over Gnome simply because I have used it more and am used to it.

The simplicity of Gnome really seems to get in my way more then it helps me. But I am also not your average office user either.

Edited 2007-12-26 14:27

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