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Re: efficiency of windows managers

On 09/27/2007 03:41 PM, Manu Hack wrote:

I agree. :) But I'm still confused as to why KDE can outperform (at
least up to my experience) a supposedly light weight wm (maybe
windowmaker is not lightweight enough, will try fluxbox later) on the
same machine.  Is that because of something like memory management or
something like that?

The reason I'm asking is that I want to change because before I
thought I can improve the efficiency by using a more lightweight wm
but it turns out it's not true in my case.  So maybe as long as the
memory is enough to use KDE (or GNOME), KDE can be faster than those
lightweight wm because they use more memory?


The problem could be a software conflict. A couple of years ago I had a problem where gnome-panel would conflict with WindowMaker--causing the system to become sluggish. Perhaps other Gnome programs conflict with WindowMaker too.

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