Re: GNOME vs KDE vs Xfce vs Win7DWM vs Apple Quartz?
- From: Luis Menina <liberforce freeside fr>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GNOME vs KDE vs Xfce vs Win7DWM vs Apple Quartz?
- Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 00:45:12 +0100
Le 16/12/2009 00:09, Pascal Terjan a écrit :
On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 18:37, Uros Nedic<urosn live com> wrote:
Could we make consensus which is the fastest desktop environment
Nice one, Pascal :-p
I'm going to try to explain what is behind this "no". Well Uros, I think
you'll find nobody here to waste time for that. This kind of question is
pretty much useless, because it's too vague and impossible to measure
(and will always be a neverending debate). You can measure startup
times, memory used, or time required to perform action A or B, or
whatever, but you can't talk about "speed" for a desktop environment,
unless you're talking of a "feeling of speed". This can't be measured
and will vary from person to person.
Furthermore, benchmarking stuff is extremely time consuming, and to be
accurate you need to test each candidate under the same conditions (same
distro, same compiler used, same hardware, etc.). And what if the file
manager from desktop A is faster than the one from desktop B, but the
web browser from B is faster than the one from A ? How can you tell that
way which DE is the fastest ? Put one person using massively the file
manager and one other using mostly his browser, and they'll disagree
completely on "which DE is the fastest". So if you really want to know,
you're left to the old "Do it yourself" method. And you'll find out
which one is the fastest *for you*.
But for me the best Desktop Environment isn't necessarily the fastest.
It's the one that does the job (even better if it's fast, for sure).
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