Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Dec 2008 23:31 UTC, submitted by linuxlinks
Window Managers "Mainstream Linux distributions typically default to one of two desktop environments, KDE or GNOME. Both of these environments provide users with an intuitive and attractive desktop, as well as offering a large raft of multimedia software, games, administration programs, network tools, educational applications, utilities, artwork, web development tools and more. However, these two desktops focus more on providing users with a modern computing environment with all the bells and whistles featured in Windows Vista, rather than minimising the amount of system resources they need. For users and developers who want to run an attractive Linux desktop on older hardware, netbooks, or mobile internet devices, neither KDE or GNOME may be a viable option, as they run too slowly on low spec machines (such as less than 256MB RAM and a 1 GHz processor). This article seeks to identify the best lean desktops for Linux, for users that have old or even ancient hardware."
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lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

Source for this please, besides your own personal anti-proprietary agenda?


I finally found the source from nvidia themselves.

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=118088

Sorry about the delay, it normally doesn't take me as long as that to find an original source for something.

Mind you, nvidia seem to be having an enormous problem admitting they have this huge performance bug for KDE4 on Linux, and seem to try to make a claim that it is not really a bug. Somehow they claim this despite the fact that their driver's performance in benchmark testing is abysmal, and they have literally hundreds of people on their own forum complaining bitterly about it.

Thanks for the links. I'll check it out and try a few things


Anyway ... nvidia seem to be claiming here that their driver versions 180.06 and later fix the problem, so hopefully the issue is moot from now on.

Nvidias current version is shown here:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=122606

Current releases
Stable: 177.82
Beta: 180.11
OpenGL 3.0 beta: 177.61.02

Apparently if you want the fixed version, you need their current beta driver.

Edited 2008-12-03 02:39 UTC

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