[LAU] Resource gains - lightweight Desktop vs KDE, Gnome

Joe Hartley jh at brainiac.com
Mon Oct 13 23:56:01 UTC 2014

On Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:50:05 -0700
Russell Hanaghan <hanaghan.osaudio at gmail.com> wrote:

> Older laptops in this case... 1.6ghz - 2.2ghz dual core 64bit processors and their rough equivalents, running say, current KDE4 Ubuntu like environment, vs flux/blackbox <add ur choice here>, etc.  anyone got any real results? 

That should be more than enough horsepower for the task...

> Does the lightweight WM or DT really give me anymore power to do something useful?? 

My experiences have definitely been consistent with this, though I haven't
used anything besides Fluxbox in ages.

If at all possible, swap out the hard drive with a SSD.  Most laptop
drives are not chosen for performance, so 5200RPM drives are real common
and the less performant the drive, the harder the system works to keep
up with everything while recording.

       Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - jh at brainiac.com
 Without deviation from the norm, "progress" is not possible. - FZappa

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