Making FreeBSD More Lean/Efficient On Older Laptop...
dmagnuszewski at mandtbank.com
Thu Jul 27 17:15:43 UTC 2006
I decided on XFCE4 (at least for now). The install/setup was real easy -
which was nice. I installed it last night, and I am quite happy with it.
I like that the main philosophy of the project is to cater to the older,
slower, lower memory machines. I definitely noticed a significant
difference between Gnome and XFCE performance.
Thanks again for all the suggestions.
>>> "Julian Stecklina" <der_julian at web.de> 07/25/06 2:55 PM >>>
Eric Anderson <anderson at centtech.com> writes:
> On 07/25/06 13:06, Richard Arends wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 25, 2006 at 01:59:28PM -0400, DANIEL MAGNUSZEWSKI
>>> I have FreeBSD 6.1 running on an IBM ThinkPad 600e, 64 MB RAM, PII
>>> MHZ. I have Gnome installed, and would like to "trim the fat" to
>>> to run as fast and efficiently as possible.
>> Drop Gnome!
> I was just thinking the same thing!
> There's a lot of other window manglers out there that are more
> efficient than gnome.
XFCE tries to be light-weight, yet full-featured. If a desktop manager
is not needed, I would recommend a blackbox-like WM or WindowMaker. I
also like wmii, but that's a matter of personal taste.
C has all the expressive power of two dixie cups and a string.
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