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Gnome "At the Tizen conference this week in San Francisco, Intel showed off an Intel Ultrabook running their next-generation Tizen 3.0 platform that's using a shell/desktop derived from GNOME 3.x."
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RE[2]: Possible?
by moondevil on Tue 28th May 2013 06:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Possible?"
moondevil
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2005-07-08

Actually it will run slow as molasses.

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RE[3]: Possible?
by pooo on Wed 29th May 2013 05:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Possible?"
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2006-04-22

Have you used a web browser in the last few years? Give me a break. It is crazy how slow to load and respond many simple desktop apps are. Unless you are doing something very graphically intense (like a game) you can get 100% adequate performance with way less effort using html5. It will definitely be faster to load and use less memory than a gtk app.

Edited 2013-05-29 05:21 UTC

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RE[4]: Possible?
by Neolander on Wed 29th May 2013 06:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Possible?"
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2010-03-08

I think you are confused as to what exactly makes web browsers sometimes run faster and use less memory.

For a simple example, the Gnome calculator weights 8.4 MB, whereas merely opening a new tab in Firefox without doing anything in it costs 11 MB. With this in mind, I strongly doubt that you can make a calculator web app which weights less than the Gnome one.

Same with performance, it really depends on if you are dealing with crappy coders and/or use an OS that has a poor file management performance. Most of my basic apps show up in about a tenth of a second, which is already a lot but far from being unacceptable.

Edited 2013-05-29 06:10 UTC

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RE[4]: Possible?
by Nelson on Wed 29th May 2013 06:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Possible?"
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2005-11-29

Have you used a web browser in the last few years? Give me a break. It is crazy how slow to load and respond many simple desktop apps are. Unless you are doing something very graphically intense (like a game) you can get 100% adequate performance with way less effort using html5. It will definitely be faster to load and use less memory than a gtk app.


No. I can't wait until this stupid HTML everywhere fad is over. Use web tools for the web.

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RE[4]: Possible?
by moondevil on Wed 29th May 2013 09:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Possible?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Have you used a web browser in the last few years?


Every day, and jump of joy every time I get assigned a server side or desktop based project instead of the typical "cram a desktop application into a browser thingie".

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