Xfce 4.4: The best lightweight desktop environment (Linux.com)
Posted Feb 21, 2007 3:59 UTC (Wed) by drag
In reply to: Xfce 4.4: The best lightweight desktop environment (Linux.com)
Parent article: Xfce 4.4: The best lightweight desktop environment (Linux.com)
Gnome's not that horrible when it comes to memory usage.
If you look at the default setup from XFCE and the default setup from Gnome folks, the default gnome setup and not the way it's configured from distributions, then XFCE only has the advantage of a couple dozen megs less then gnome.
More or less.
By the time you try to get a full XFCE desktop running with applications and such.. if you try to avoid Gnome as much as possible and use non-gnome applications... then with XFCE you'll probably end up using MORE ram then Gnome with a bunch of it's applications open.
Personally right now I am running OpenBox with XFCE panel and mostly gnome applications. The only thing I start up automaticly for gnome-support-wise is gnome-settings-manager, which I stuck in my xinitrc because I like gnome's theming support.
The only things I have open right now is Epiphany and Gnome-terminal (UTF-8 support niceness) and it's cruising along with 96megs being used. The largest user, after the browser, is X-windows itself.
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