Re: [OT] Re: Thrashing WITHOUT swap.

From: Colonel (
Date: Mon Jun 25 2001 - 11:16:33 EST

In clouddancer.list.kernel, you wrote:
>Further to that, I followed Alan's lead and installed xfce. My laptop, which
>was really suffering under Gnome with 64 meg (much more so under KDE) is
>suddenly light on its feet. Not to mention that it built from source in
>under 10 minutes and installed with zero 'interesting problems'.
>After another year of optimizing the kernel to handle bloatware better, and
>at the same time encouraging the 'big desktop' side of Linux to follow the
>lead of these lightweight alternatives[1] we will be looking pretty good.

Had you tried fvwm-1.24r (the original) ? It was designed long ago to
be lean and fast on the desktop. I know it whips KDE.

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