Why GNOME3 will never be a player on tablets
Posted Aug 30, 2011 21:59 UTC (Tue) by ebassi
In reply to: Why GNOME3 will never be a player on tablets
Parent article: The year of the Linux tablet?
No, they would have to break in at the bottom and look at the specs on those, CPU speeds at 1Ghz or lower and 256-512M ram No way GNOME is going to run well in that.
GNOME 3.0 runs fine on netbooks, which are single core Atom ~1 GHz CPUs with 1GB of RAM. new smartphones and tablets are coming out on dual core CPUs. the memory usage of the Shell is between 150 and 200 megs of RAM; anything more is a bug. the real issues arrive when you start the web browser, but that has nothing to do with GNOME.
so, you're essentially wrong: GNOME works fine on netbooks and tablets.
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