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[ale] What were they thinking?

Believe me, I am a longtime KDE fan.  I am not making up the response
problems we had.  

But, our environment is sort of demanding.  We run it on a laptop with
about a 500Mhz processor and 128MB of RAM.  Just to give you an idea, at
the place where I work, our software has to run a bunch of motif GUIs,
about a dozen server processes.  We normally also run VMware to
demonstrate some MS-Windows interface compatibility.  Let's just say
that even without the VMware, the demo slowed to a crawl.  

It wouldn't be so notable, but we didn't have this problem with the
older gnome setup and the 1.x version of KDE.  In fact, 1.x KDE was our
preferred environment.


Jonathan Feldman wrote:
> Just wanted to weigh in with my 2c.
> I LOVE the new KDE.  It's not slow for me; I have
> sub-second response time.
> Well, OK, I have a 500Mhz processor and 128MB of RAM.
> But who's counting? :-D
> Seriously, are you SURE that this is a resource
> problem?  15-45 seconds for an xterm is a LONG time.
> The 200Mhz between our machines shouldn't make
> THAT much of a diff; and we have the same amount
> of RAM.
> FWIW, I'm running Slackware-current, XFree86 4.0.2.,
> and KDE 2.1.1.
> --Jonathan
> >>> "Eric Z. Ayers" <eric.ayers at mindspring.com> 05/06/01 12:42PM >>>
> I concur. The new KDE seems to be very bloated, and it seemed like
> things that used to work were broken.  I'm not saying that our software
> is NOT bloated, but the crux of the matter is that we cannot run our
> product demos on it, because the machine starts to thrash in the middle
> of the demo...
> Irv wrote:
> >
> > I got Mandrake 8.0 and RedHat 7.1 in yesterday's mail, and spent most of the
> > evening trying these out. While the installations are much improved on both of
> > them, the new KDE is so slow and bloated that it is unusable, at least on my
> > pc, (PII, 300mhz, 128megs ram).
> >
> > I can't wait 15 - 45 seconds for an xterm, or a browser window to
> > open, or an error message to pop up. I have work to do, so back to SuSE 6.4,
> > where everything happens more or less instantly.
> >
> > Are the KDE folks trying to do what Bill Gates couldn't do:  destroy Linux?
> > Or do they think everyone is running gigahertz processors?
> >
> > Regards,
> > Irv Mullins
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