Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Apr 2011 17:50 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Gnome The day is finally here, the day that the GNOME team releases GNOME 3.0, the first major revision of the GNOME project since 2002. Little of GNOME 2.x is left in GNOME 3.0, and as such, you could call it GNOME's KDE4. We're living in fortunate times, what, with two wildly divergent open source desktops.
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RE: Alternative other than KDE
by kiddo on Thu 7th Apr 2011 13:40 UTC in reply to "Alternative other than KDE"
kiddo
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2005-07-23

What is interesting is that I have been testing GNOME Shell on Fedora 15 (to be released in May), on a machine with only 512 MB of RAM.

I have no idea where those people get the "it uses 600 MB of RAM" figure.

On my machine (without any tweaks whatsoever), GNOME3 with GNOME Shell uses less than 180 MB of RAM on startup. I don't even touch the swap file. And you know what? This RAM usage is the same as GNOME 2.x!

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kiddo Member since:
2005-07-23

Bleh, can't correct my previous comment since I posted it >20 minutes ago.

My "180 MB of RAM" figure was actually quite pessimistic. It actually uses less than 120 MB: http://jeff.ecchi.ca/blog/2011/04/07/gnome-3-0s-ram-usage/

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