Real-life optimization work
Posted Nov 2, 2005 22:05 UTC (Wed) by jwb
In reply to: Real-life optimization work
Parent article: All hail the speed demons (O'Reillynet)
Linux ran like a greased pig on my old Pentium 60 with 16MB RAM, too, but you must surely agree that it does a whole lot more these days. Back in 1996, all your X11 fonts looked like junk, none of the software properly supported UTF-8 and other Unicode encodings, right-to-left text, vertical text, antialised glyphs and shapes, or any of a thousand other features that are now standard.
If Netscape 1.1 and XFree86 3.3 worked great for you, then by all means, continue using them. But it isn't bloat when software does more.
Now, as an addendum, I'd *love* to know why the clock in GNOME needs 10MB of memory. That *is* bloat.
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