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Re: XFCE, and Gnome

On Fri, 11 May 2007 15:42:50 +0100
Liam O'Toole <liam.p.otoole@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 11 May 2007 16:51:57 +0530
> "Masatran, R. Deepak" <masatran@research.iiit.ac.in> wrote:
> > XFCE advertises itself as a fast window manager. But since both are
> > based on GTK, won't Gnome be equally fast? What is it that makes XFCE
> > faster than Gnome?
> > 
> GNOME uses additional libraries on top of GTK, and takes a performance
> hit as a result. That said, the performance of GNOME has been improving
> slowly with each recent release.
> BTW, GNOME and XFCE are desktop environments, as opposed to window
> managers. They each include a window manager (metacity and xfwin,
> respectively).


> Liam

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