Re: [OT] Why does X need so much CPU power?
On Tuesday 02 September 2003 20:17, benfoley wrote:
> as desktops, kde and gnome are complete hogs, both of which seem
> obsessively determined to win a race that no-one beyond their developers
> needs to give a rat's ass about. xfce is good. icewm is even less of a
> resource drain, and fluxbox is also excellent, but pwm is really the
> leanest window manager ever. personally, i'm hooked on kmail, which
> involves a whole lot more of kde than i'd rather have to use, but with pwm
> on a p2/166 laptop with 64megs of ram, it all works out just fine.
Yep, I like kmail (and kppp), I always found it a bit off-putting that I had
to download a huge chunk of KDE in order to get it. i.e. why isn't it
Doesn't matter so much if I'm installing off CD, but when I was running KDE1
and Kmail1 (?) hit the 'billennium bug', I didn't _really_ want to upgrade my
entire desktop (or distro) just for a mailer. So I tried Sylpheed for a
while (not my style, though) until I eventually upgraded anyway.