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Re: [desktop] why kde and gnome's menu situation sucks

<quote who="Luke Seubert">
> On 10/24/2002 12:30 PM, Marek Habersack at grendel@debian.org wrote:
>> That "resource intensive" argument is getting a bit worn out, I think.
>> [snip]
>> Times have really changed. People have more memory and cycles for less
>> these days. Sure, there still are people who don't have them but you
>> can't win everything for everyone...
> Times have changed in the rich countries, but in the 2nd and 3rd worlds,
> they are still using low powered computers.  And even in the richer
> countries, a lot of users who may want to try Linux don't want to mess
> with their new and powerful Windows XP machine, but might want to try it
> out on and old and creaky Pentium II box they have laying around.
> For all of these users, especially the rapidly expanding user base in
> the less well off countries; Debian Desktop should give some thought to
> supporting at least a few of the lightweight desktop managers.
> This is true internationalisation :-)

You will be pleased to know that not one of my Machines is faster than a
333MHZ Celeron. Fortunately GNOME 2 is significantly smoother on the
celeron than it's 1.4 brethen. Especially Nautilus, and even with
antialiasing turned on. So GNOME 2 looks to be viable for the older
hardware. I have no knowledge of KDE 3 though. Never the less, the
situation is improving not worsening.


Matthew McGuire
Independant Debian Zealot

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