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Thread: Do I defeat the lightness of LXQT by running mainly GTK based apps?

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    Do I defeat the lightness of LXQT by running mainly GTK based apps?

    After "some trouble" upgrading from 18, I'm on Lubuntu 20 on my aging (read: slow and small memory by 2020 standards) machine. Which is running LXQT. Everything is working "OK".

    Then I started reading about XUbuntu, running XFCE, which is based on GTK.

    And I started wondering. If I'm running Gimp, Gramps, Inkscape as "key apps" for my usage, am I loading in all the GTK stuff that LXQT is trying to avoid, and defeating the purpose?

    So perhaps XFCE would make sense.

    Or am I over thinking this?

    BugBear
    Last edited by bugbear6502; October 27th, 2020 at 06:34 PM.

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    Re: Do I defeat the lightness of LXQT by running mainly GTK based apps?

    Depends on your "purpose". For me, it is a matter of installing softwares I need, as long as the base OS does what I need and stays out of the way.

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    Re: Do I defeat the lightness of LXQT by running mainly GTK based apps?

    Not at all. You can use a light desktop so that your applications have more resources to use. I prefer this myself. IMHO the underlying OS SHOULD be light and use the least resources possible. I want to give resources to the applications I want to use. It's why I use OpenBox and have the OS as stripped back as possible.

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