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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" LXDE Not Better Than GNOME Version

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____/ Homer on Sunday 21 Aug 2011 11:12 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee that Sinister Midget spake thusly:
>> On 2011-08-21, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>>> ____/ Sinister Midget on Saturday 20 Aug 2011 22:02 : \____
>>>> Gnome has some advanatages and LXDE some disadvantages. But the one
>>>> thing that has been cosistently in favor of LXDE is that it has been
>>>> lighter.
>>> Yes, but by how much?
>> For me it's been significant enough to be noticeable. Live CDs run
>> about equivalent. But installs have always been starkly different.
> It's a no-brainer. LXDE has a reduced disk and memory footprint compared
> to Gnome, and a reduced number of dependencies. That's specifically what
> it was designed for. The big clue is in the name itself (Lightweight X11
> Desktop Environment).
> Here's the empirical evidence:
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux_desktop_vitals&num=1

I hadn't realised how heavy GNOME was until I tried the latest last night
(in Debian). It's good to have substitutes like Fluxbox or JVM. But anyway,
both GNOME and KDE4 deal just fine with half a gig of RAM.

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