Re: GNOME == bloatware?
On Wed, Jan 22, 2003 at 10:05:20AM -0800, Steve Juranich wrote:
> So I'm wondering if I've got some binaries that aren't optimized for my
> system somehow, or this is just the state of GNOME. If so, I'm going
> to take a serious second look at ditching the whole 'desktop
> environment' altogether and go with something like IceWM.
That seems to be about the state of things. The "desktop environments"
are quite bulky. There are quite a few nice things about them, but they
do take quite a bit of room (WRT to both HD and memory space). I
wouldn't attempt to run any of the DEs on most of my systems. However a
sensible combination of window manager and applications work fine.
Define the features that you need from your applications and then take a
look for applications that provide them with small foot prints. You'll
be amazed at how little memory and drive space you need to consume.
Jamin W. Collins