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    Re: XFCE as a power saver

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.46 View Post
    Have a look at a decent installation of Fluxbox and you will start considering xfce a resource hog .
    I'd love to use Awesome WM but there are so many things I'd miss, like network managers, brightness adjust etc. Also couldn't get even the simpliest widgets to work. I might give gnome 3.8 a shot and see how goes. Till then I'll stick with XFCE.

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    Re: XFCE as a power saver

    Quote Originally Posted by VTPoet View Post
    I use XFCE and have read rumors confirming what you say. Would be interesting to see some actual stats. Phoronix maybe?
    There's an article at Phoronix comparing power and memory usage between XFCE, LXDE, KDE and Gnome, but's quite dated now, since it's from March 08, 2010.

    Anyway, for those interested, here's the link.

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    Re: XFCE as a power saver

    Quote Originally Posted by slickymaster View Post
    There's an article at Phoronix comparing power and memory usage between XFCE, LXDE, KDE and Gnome, but's quite dated now, since it's from March 08, 2010.

    Anyway, for those interested, here's the link.
    I saw that too at one point. I don't think it's very relevant anymore because all of those desktop environments have undergone major changes since then (at least, I know KDE and Gnome have).

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    Re: XFCE as a power saver

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.46 View Post
    Have a look at a decent installation of Fluxbox and you will start considering xfce a resource hog .
    Isn't Fluxbox a window manager only whereas Xfce is both WM and DE?
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    Re: XFCE as a power saver

    With fluxbox you assemble as much of a desktop environment as you want from 3rd party offerings. I use Thunar for file manager, libreoffice for docs, sakura for terminal, xscreensaver for screensaver, leafpad for text editing etc etc...
    You think that's air you're breathing now?

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    Re: XFCE as a power saver

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.46 View Post
    Have a look at a decent installation of Fluxbox and you will start considering xfce a resource hog .
    Pfft, once you realize all you need is a terminal you will never go back

    (Not that I will ever do that myself )


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    Re: XFCE as a power saver

    Quote Originally Posted by not found View Post
    Pfft, once you realize all you need is a terminal you will never go back

    (Not that I will ever do that myself )


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    Re: XFCE as a power saver

    Are you guys all using a computer!!? I'm using a pocket calculator running on solar power.....
    You think that's air you're breathing now?

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    Re: XFCE as a power saver

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.46 View Post
    Are you guys all using a computer!!? I'm using a pocket calculator running on solar power.....
    Calculator? Not needed anymore: Installing Linux on a Dead Badger: User's Notes

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    Re: XFCE as a power saver

    Pocket calculator??

    Pass me my marble tablet and chisel...

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