Light weight KlyDE gives Xfce, Gnome some heavy weight competition

Posted by arnieswap on Apr 22, 2013 1:10 PM EDT
Muktware; By Swapnil Bahrtiya
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I run KDE Plasma Workspaces on all my devices - Plasma Desktop on my PCs, Plasma Netbook on my, as obvious, netbooks and laptops and Plasma Active on my Nexus 7. The reason I chose Plasma over others is the features and functionality it offers which are missing from every other desktop environments.

However, I do come across users who don't want all these features and functionality and instead need a very limited set of applications and features. They find GNOME or Xfce to be the best solution for their needs. Xfce can be increasingly appealing for older and slower hardware (though I am running Plasma on an Atom powered Dell Mini, which is an extremely slow machine, but I see no issues in terms of performance on this device).

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