Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Nov 2008 19:19 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Thanks to the Mandriva Xfce volunteer development team, a community Xfce One edition of Mandriva Linux 2009 is now available for download from all official Mandriva mirrors. A list of download locations can be found on the Wiki page. This release gives you all the benefits of Mandriva Linux 2009 along with a fast and stable Xfce desktop.
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_txf_
Member since:
2008-03-17

I don't quite get why some people are finding kde 4.1 slow and bloated.

All my progs start really fast and are generally quite responsive. There used to be some serious slowness with nvidia but the latest beta has nearly completely removed those problems...

A couple of things are still really slow i.e. nepomuk but generally don't interfere.

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AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

Depends how much memory you have. If you test with 256MB as the guy above did, you'll see a noticeable difference; sitting at a desktop with KDE 4 takes around 250MB of RAM, while with GNOME it's about 150 and Xfce about 160 (yes, those numbers are right, in my tests at least). If you have 512MB or 1GB, that won't make much difference.

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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

But here's the thing... even xfce to a certain degree is bloating on 256Mb seeing as it only leaves 100Mb free. On 256Mb I'm hesitant to recommend even a full kde3 session.

If you prune things down then it will run fine (on 256 Mb you should Expect to need pruning on any environment minus those that are geared as lightweight)

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