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

On Thu, Oct 24, 2002 at 08:49:29AM -0700, Christopher DuPuis <dupuis@syntax.com> was heard to say:
> On Thu, 24 Oct 2002 17:26:53 +0200, Marek Habersack wrote:
> > A newbie will not use a bare WindowMaker... If they do, they're not
> > newbies anymore, IMHO. Otherwise we might be forced to somehow add
> > support for twm:-)
> > 
> A newbie who is using a computer with << 256 MB RAM is not likely
> to use either Gnome or KDE. At least not for long.

  Hm, IME Gnome and KDE work well with "only" 128 MB of RAM.  I actually
upgraded to 384 MB a while back, but that was more because I tend to
occasionally do stuff like, oh, compiling several large C++ programs
while running Galeon with a few dozen tabs open and a numerical
simulation in the background. [0]
  That tends to suck RAM kinda fast.  I doubt many newbies will be doing
that, though... :)

  Running Gnome on 64MB of RAM, on the other hand, is a rather painful


  [0] and if you take out the numerical simulation, you have stuff that
  I do on a regular basis.

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