Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 7th Jan 2006 18:50 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y The study described in the following article was done by Mirosoft, so run to the kitchen and get some grains of salt. "Microsoft's Linux and open-source lab on the Redmond campus has been running some interesting tests of late, one of which was looking at how well the latest Windows client software runs on legacy hardware in comparison to its Linux competitors. The tests, which found that Windows performed as well as Linux on legacy hardware when installed and run out-of-the-box, were done in part to give Microsoft the data it needed to effectively "put to rest the myth that Linux can run on anything." Do with the results as you please, but the topic is interesting nonetheless. What are your experiences?
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RE: I tried and linux failed
by Jezza on Sat 7th Jan 2006 20:13 UTC in reply to "I tried and linux failed"
Jezza
Member since:
2005-10-13

Just because gnome and KDE are the mainstream lunix desktops, doesn't mean they're the only real ones. Enlightenment is a very popular WM and alot snappier than gnome or KDE, and I've not found anywhere where E17 is lacking in functionality that gnome/kde have

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Celerate Member since:
2005-06-29

I'd have to dissagree on both posts, yours and the one you're replying to.

I've never used Windows 2000, but I've used 98 and XP and I'd be lying if I said that either of those two versions of Windows started as fast as Linux+XFCE/ICEWM. As far as XFCE goes it's got lots of features now, it's a modern desktop environment.

As for Enlightenment, sure it's probably got lots of features, it's been a long time since I've used it so it's plausible by now that it's as much a modern desktop as the other's are. But I know there are features in KDE, Gnome and Windows which are not in E17, it's not like I've been ignoring it that much.

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poofyhairguy Member since:
2005-07-14

Enlightenment is a very popular WM and alot snappier than gnome or KDE, and I've not found anywhere where E17 is lacking in functionality that gnome/kde have

Try plugging in a USB pen drive. See that neat icon on your desktop? No?

Then there you go.

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