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Re: OS Performance (was OT: New low for Microsoft!)

Bob, that must be a mistake.  Did you mean to say "enlightenment" is
fast?  I don't think so.  WindowMaker is pretty fast and also xfce.

500mhz and penty of ram will run Gnome, but I recommend WindowMaker to
those who complain.


On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 11:44:32AM -0400, Bob Shaffer wrote:
> Certain programs take a long time to start.  Usually there is an alternate
> program that starts faster if you don't like it.  I normally use faster
> window managers like blackbox or enlightenment. 
> Switching/shading/minimizing/restoring/etc windows with them is always
> instantaneous.  Gnome and KDE have become almost as bloated as MS Windows
> over the past few years, and I just prefer simplicity anyway.
> Gabriel M. Beddingfield said:
> >> It's at times like these, that I am greatly relieved I'm not a Windows
> >> user:
> >>
> >> http://www.genesis-x.nildram.co.uk/news/article00005.html
> >
> > This brings up a question I have about Fedora.  I recently installed FC1
> > on an 800 MHz Celeron with 128MB RAM.  I'm a Linux newbie.  The system
> > is dual-booted with Windows ME.  Yes, I know that I'm running below
> > recommended specs.
> >
> > Before going on, I am a convert to the Open Source ideology.  I would
> > like to see Linux (and open source software) succeed and dominate the
> > market.  After passing newbie status, I look forward to rolling up my
> > sleeves and pitching in on coding.
> >
> > The first thing I notice in Linux (running GNOME) is that it *seems*
> > more sluggish than Windows.  Menus take longer to pop up.  Standard
> > dialogs take longer to pop up.  All sorts of things.  When I click to
> > start Mozilla, I have to check to see if my HD light is on -- otherwise
> > I don't know if the OS registered my click!  (In all fairness, Explorer
> > isn't much better in this regard.)
> >
> > A good example is switching windows.  Everything is loaded in RAM -- no
> > caching to the HD.  When I change the focus to another open window, it's
> > like I get a flicker-flicker-there.  It takes around 500ms to make the
> > change.  In Windows, this is not so.
> >
> > So here's the question:  Is this normal for Fedora and/or Linux?  Do I
> > maybe have a bad video setting?
> >
> > Otherwise, is it possible that Linux developers are prone to pushing the
> > hardware, too?  Honestly, I don't see why my 486/DX2 w/8MB is obsolete.
> >   What are we doing now that requires so much more horsepower?  Are word
> > processors now solving partial differential equations before they print?
> >
> > Peace,
> > Gabriel
> >
> >
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