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Re: Bug#285625: ITP: expocity -- An enanced Window Manager based on metacity

also sprach William Ballard <nospam_40811@alltel.net> [2004.12.14.1825 +0100]:
> > Damn, and I run about 60 applications simultaneously and never
> > lose overview with fluxbox or ion. I must be doing something
> > wrong.
> This seems to me to be a sloppy way to work.  If all these apps
> are doing significant amounts of work, each one is going to run
> very slowly. More than a few simultaneous compiles and you're just
> thrashing.

You forget that application != memory/performance hog. I did not say
I run OpenOffice.org or KDE or Gnome or anything. If I do not use an
application, it idles and consumes a PID and a couple of file
handles and that's it.

> I find it neater and cleaner to open and close the handful of
> things I'm working on, and instead run hundreds of tasks serially
> rather than in parallel.

I leave the serialisation up to the scheduler. I would claim to
range up in the 98% efficiency department with my computer use. Part
of that is related to the way my apps and screen estate are
organised. The other part is that I click the mouse button maybe
five times a day.

> I think this is just sloppiness.

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