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[News] Desktop Environments in GNU/Linux: Mixed and Matched for Size

  • Subject: [News] Desktop Environments in GNU/Linux: Mixed and Matched for Size
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 22:55:12 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Window Maker Desktop: Lightweight Linux Minimalism

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| Window Maker is a fast, lightweight window 
| manager based as closely as possible on the 
| look and feel of the NeXTStep interface. 
| (You may be familiar with NeXTStep an 
| ancestor of Mac OSX, although the look and 
| feel has changed a fair bit between the 
| two.)


On benchmarks

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| So take this from somebody who has already 
| done a lot of performance work: Benchmarks, 
| on their own, mean almost nothing if you 
| don't understand them. Especially if they 
| are seriously flawed (I mean, testing 
| filesystem performance by doing CPU-
| intensive tasks? Hallo? Probably even FAT16 
| could provide the same results in those 
| tests on an SSD.), but even if the results 
| are useful numbers, it is still necessary to 
| understand what the numbers actually say. I 
| think I wouldn't even have a big problem 
| forging a "benchmark" where KDE would get 
| better (and correct) numbers than LXDE by 
| finding a scenario that'd be twisted enough.


GNOME Developer Kit Slimmed Down 

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| The GNOME Developer Kit is a Linux distro 
| based on Foresight Linux. Its new release 
| shows a somewhat reduced collection of 
| software for GNOME developers.
| The size of the GNOME Developer Kit system 
| image was reduced from 1.4 GBytes to under 
| 700 MBytes. To this end, Firefox was 
| replaced by Epiphany and multimedia codecs 
| were excluded. The distro for developers and 
| translators now fits on a single CD. 



Gentoo Optimizations Benchmarked - Part 2

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| Gentoo is a source based distribution which
| lets the user decide how to optimize their
| system in many ways and includes building for
| a specific CPU architecture. Linux Magazine
| benchmarks four such options; i486, i686,
| pentium3, core2, and throws in Ubuntu for good
| measure.

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