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



TWM rules :-) Nothing quite beat it when talking about
speed :-)


--- Jay Daniels <drs pointyhats com> からのメッセージ:
> 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.
> 
> 
> jay
> 
> 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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