Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 25th Jun 2013 04:12 UTC
Linux The Linuxed - Exploring Linux Distros website has over 170 reviews of distros and common Linux programs by Arindam Sen. What makes it special is that Mr. Sen puts his experiences together in useful charts, such as this one that compares RAM usage for twenty different GUI versions, or this one that compares CPU and RAM usage for 20 KDE distros (page down to see the chart). While the site says it's merely "A non-techie's view of the Linux world," many techies will find it useful as well.
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Non-techie?
by ingraham on Tue 25th Jun 2013 21:48 UTC
ingraham
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2006-05-20

What definition of "techie" can you possibly be using if posting tables of memory usage of Linux desktop environments doesn't qualify you?

As for the "these tables are useless" argument, I'm going to go with "it's better to be done than perfect." Sure, they aren't the whole story, just like you can't say that Manute Bol was a better basketball player because he was 7'7" to Michael Jordan's 6'6". That doesn't mean it's useless to know how tall they are.

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RE: Non-techie?
by Delgarde on Tue 25th Jun 2013 22:00 in reply to "Non-techie?"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

As for the "these tables are useless" argument, I'm going to go with "it's better to be done than perfect."


Only if they're not misleading. And given the complexities of measuring memory use, it's almost impossible for them not to be misleading...

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RE: Non-techie?
by Soulbender on Wed 26th Jun 2013 04:08 in reply to "Non-techie?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I'm going to go with "it's better to be done than perfect."


I'm going to go with "if you're going to do it wrong and with misleading results it's better not to do it".

Which is exactly why it's important to know the method used to measure things. Without knowing the method the numbers ARE meaningless.

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