Re: Pros/Cons Kde vs Gnome?
On Wed, Jun 16, 2004 at 07:18:25AM -0500, Kirk Strauser wrote:
> At 2004-06-16T05:35:57Z, William Ballard <email@example.com> writes:
> > Have P4 3.2 + 9800XT, 1 gig memory
> > ===>
> > Fluxbox
> > Desktop 1 w/ 4 gnome terminals & Gbuffy.
> > Desktop 2 w/ Firefox full screen.
> I have to ask, what are you doing in those 4 terminal where a gig of memory
> doesn't give you enough headroom to run some eye candy?
I don't run a wallpaper, or even a colored background. I use desktop
wheeling (the mouse wheel) to switch. Desktop wheeling with a colored
background or wallpaper involves a visible repaint of the background or
bitmap. It's annoying.
You can see a visible flash. Not doing eyecandy is probably more an
artifact of poor design of X11 than limitations of the device.
Here are pictures:
Believe me, I have oodles of eyecandy, when I want it. But eyecandy is
(1) garish and (2) causes more visible flashes and repaints.
Speed is everything.