Re: Not a discussion list?
Hilaire Fernandes wrote:
Don't worry about kde or gnome Desktop. After Skolelinux is installed
you can install Gnome 2.2 backported packages. I am using it actually
with 3 thin clients - connected with a 10Mbs link - open to public
access to browse in our library database and in the Internet, and so far
What Markus said about Gnome been not kind with X traffic was true with
version of Gnome < 2.0. A lot of effort has been done in this area
This is quite interesting. When I did my initial testing, Gnome used far
more bandwidth than KDE. This was due to a fundamental design choice in
Gnome where it used a lot of bitmaps for display purposes. KDE and QT
relied more on X primitives and did not push bitmaps on the network to
the same extent. Also the Gnome native display manager was badly broken
in thin client service, causing all sorts of problems with more than a
few clients. This led us to continue using KDE as we originally agreed
during the initial founding meeting of Skolelinux.
Since then (two years ago or so) I have not revisited the issue. Could
you expand on the changes with Gnome?
Still, moving to Gnome using backports is not an option, we are sticking
to the stable packages.
However I have not conducted test in large scale area with Gnome 2.2 in
production. If you can do so and let us know about it, it will be a very
valuable contribution. But may be some other users have done so (Klaus
I'd also be interested in this issue.
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