[PD-dev] Linux distribution.

Christian Klippel ck at mamalala.de
Wed Aug 27 09:49:02 CEST 2003

hi all,

please, dont confuse window-managers with desktop-enviroments.

kde is (and gnome as well) a complete enviroment, with apps, helpers, tools...

you can happily use any other window manager in kde, like icewm, fvwm, .....

also, you can disable all that funky bells and whistles in kde, thus making it 
pretty plain while still giving the great flexibility of a desktop.

memory shouldnt be a real concern nowdays, ask your local dealer for the price 
of, lets say, 256 mbyte.

for the "cpu-hog": it hogs as much cpu as many bells-and-whistles you have 
enabled. and, as with any app using dynamic librarys, if you load a single 
kde app in a non-kde enviroment, it takes pretty "long" the first time. but 
if you were inside kde, where most of the libs are already loaded, it will go 
really fast.

i for myself will never give up the ease-of-use of a real desktop like (and 
especially) kde.



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