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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Poll

From: /dev/ammo42 <mickeytintincolle@...>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:23:37 +0100
On Mon, 13 Feb 2012 01:10:14 -0500
Kristopher John Gamrat <chaotickjg@...> wrote:

> On Monday 13 February 2012 12:07:18 am /dev/ammo42 wrote:
> > On Sun, 12 Feb 2012 20:06:59 -0800 (PST)
> > Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...> wrote:
> > > Of course, geeks and trolls believe that everybody should buy
> > > bleeding edge hardware with gobs of RAM and CPU cycles to waste
> > > and just STFU.
> > One not really needs to have a "bleeding edge hardware" to run KDE4.
> > Unless you consider an €250 (without taxes) ultra-low-end box from
> > 2004 being bleeding edge.
> If the window manager overloads a 2.4ghz dual core CPU with 4GB RAM,
> I'd say one needs "bleeding edge" to run it ;-) (I can't say anything
> about post-4.6 releases of KDE, but even with just the panel and two
> Konqueror windows open, KWin from 4.6 would overload my CPU when I
> would push Alt+Tab, and it would take several minutes to actually
> switch the windows; of course, I don't know how well it would perform
> now on 4.7 or 4.8, I keep hearing it's been improving)
My €250 box didn't run KWin effects (you can disable them instantly
with Alt-Shift-F12, or go in the System Settings to disable them
permanently), anyway it couldn't given the old "Graphics My A**" it has.
The KWin performance improvements on 4.7/4.8 are real, at least on my
all-AMD laptop with FOSS drivers.