Power & Memory Usage Of GNOME, KDE, LXDE & Xfce

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 8, 2010 9:05 PM EDT
Phoronix; By Michael Larabel
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Xfce, LXDE, and other desktop environments are often referenced as being lighter-eight Linux desktop environments than KDE and GNOME, but what are the measurable performance differences between them? Curious how much of a quantitative impact the GNOME, KDE, Xfce, and LXDE desktops have on netbook systems, we carried out a small set of tests to look at the differences in memory usage, battery power consumption, and thermal performance.

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A few simple questions......... Ridcully 5 993 Mar 10, 2010 11:06 AM

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