Gnome GUI seems slugish, any ideas or optimizations?
linuxr at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 16:55:02 UTC 2005
I agree with Ovidiu. FC's implementations of GNOME have been very bloated
for me. KDE is much better. I would try something else if I knew what to
try, that was super-fast. Next install time I will probably try to unload a
lot of apps to speed things up, there is a lot that I just don't need.
On 4/14/05, Ovidiu Lixandru <ovidiu at linux360.ro> wrote:
> Robert F. Chapman wrote:
> > I have been keeping up with the Fedora Releases since FC1 and I have
> > noticed that in FC1,2,3 Gnome is very sluggish compared to RH9.0.
> > Things like opening a terminal can take 10 - 15 seconds. Running
> > Programs take just as long. It's kinda hard to convince Windows XP
> > users they need to move, when GNOME is performing poorly.
> GNOME is getting more bloated by the day. It's a shame FC moved XFce
> into Extras, as far as I'm concerned GNOME 2.x should have been there.
> Anyway, a functional solution (replacement more likely) is XFce. It runs
> very smoothly on a P3 at 1GHz w/ 512MB of RAM and a 64MB GeForce MX440. The
> memory usage dropped after full desktop environment startup by 80MB (!),
> applications start and "feel" much faster (I heavily use Firefox and
> GAIM and there's a big difference to GNOME) and even non-related apps
> are snappier (i.e. Java-based jEdit).
> Hopefully, GNOME 3 will get rebuilt from scratch and learn a bit from
> its younger brother. Until then, bye bye GNOME.
> Ovidiu Lixandru
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