also sprach William Ballard <firstname.lastname@example.org> [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. "i might disagree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." -- voltaire You must have had horrible experiences with your computer. I am sorry. -- Please do not send copies of list mail to me; I read the list! .''`. martin f. krafft <email@example.com> : :' : proud Debian developer, admin, user, and author `. `'` `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing a system Invalid/expired PGP subkeys? Use subkeys.pgp.net as keyserver!
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