desktop mem usage [was Re: Candidacy - Alan Cox]

On Tue, Nov 06, 2001 at 10:41:37AM -0500, Havoc Pennington was heard to remark:
> I don't think it's actually that hard, and to be really snappy on good
> hardware you have to be usable on bad hardware. 

Hmm. Maybe I spoke too soon. Maybe I need to reflect this back to 
Alan Cox.  3-4 years ago, I was running gnome-1.0 on a p-166 w/64meg 
ram (doing development & other things) and performance was acceptable 
(in fact, it was 2x faster than win95 on the same machine, which... 
well, I'm not a poet, but it calls for some superlative that embodies 
a whole rainbow of emotions and feelings.)

Is gnome-1.4 worse, or about the same?  I mean the core of the panel
loaded with some 'typical' applets & sawmill?  Can I then load up
one copy of evolution and a copy of galleon and a copy of abiword
without mollases'ing the system?  I dunno, I haven't tried.  Its hard to 
be objective after living with a fast system, but, is it still zippier
than win95?    If the answer is 'yes', then my apologies for my
alarmist chime-in on alan's remark.


p.s. alan: after installing linus-2.4.13, all of my demons have 
withered away. This includes (1) spontaneous lockups in 2.4.3->2.4.9 
(2) missing mouse events in 2.4.0->2.4.9  No clue if its VM related.

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