Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Nov 2005 16:52 UTC, submitted by chrishaney
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The first preview release of (K)Ubuntu 6.04 Dapper Drake has been released. You can download Ubuntu here, and Kubuntu here. Screenshots can be found here and here.
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do it on 112 :-p
by on Sun 20th Nov 2005 13:57 UTC

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"It's a well known fact that you can't run Gnome on anything less than 256 MB, and the more the better."

I have to disgree here from personal experience. I run GNOME (Ubuntu 5.04) on a 900 Mhz Celeron w/ 128 MB or RAM (minus the 16 MB devoted to integrated graphics)

It isn't overly snappy, but it is fairly responsive until you start opening more than 2 or 3 apps or use multiple tabs in Firefox. Then it slows to the speed of molasses in winter.

I have to say I like both desktops equally and it is hard to choose. For eye candy and familiarity though I prefer KDE, but GNOME ain't shabby either.

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RE: do it on 112 :-p
by segedunum on Sun 20th Nov 2005 14:10 in reply to "do it on 112 :-p"
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2005-07-06

It isn't overly snappy, but it is fairly responsive until you start opening more than 2 or 3 apps or use multiple tabs in Firefox. Then it slows to the speed of molasses in winter.

So you can't run it on that mount of memory then? Thanks.

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RE[2]: do it on 112 :-p
by dylansmrjones on Sun 20th Nov 2005 17:34 in reply to "RE: do it on 112 :-p"
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2005-10-02

Well, the same is true for KDE ;)

We shouldn't really compare memory usage between KDE, Gnome, Mac OS X and Windows, but rather between the group of large systems (Windows, Mac OS X, Gnome and KDE) to smaller systems like EDE [Equinox Desktop Environment], AROS, MorphOS, Syllable, SkyOS, Haiku, Zeta and of course the always brilliant AmigaOS ;)

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RE[3]: do it on 112 :-p
by on Sun 20th Nov 2005 21:52 in reply to "RE: do it on 112 :-p"
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It isn't overly snappy, but it is fairly responsive until you start opening more than 2 or 3 apps or use multiple tabs in Firefox. Then it slows to the speed of molasses in winter.

"So you can't run it on that mount of memory then? Thanks."

If you read the first part of my post, you would have understood that I said you *can* The results are merely not as satisfactory as running with 256 or more.

Besides, the issue being debated is GNOME itself, not the apps. Obviously if you start running multiple apps on a system that is underpowered, it doesn't really matter what desktop environment you use- your performance will suck. It is not GNOME's fault that I choose to put that old HP Pavilion through its paces and page like a lunatic.

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