Linux Universe: Dropline Gnome 2.4.x [Review]
Nov 26, 2003, 04:00 (3 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Dropline Gnome 2.4.x is purely a desktop replacement for the
standard Slackware 9.x Gnome desktop. So you might ask why you
would need a package that is only a desktop distribution. Well
there are plenty of reasons to do this.
"Desktops are complex. It has taken twelve years for Linux
distributions to reach the stage that their desktop features are
starting to chip away at the Microsoft stranglehold on graphical
usability and functionality. Graphical software is also quite CPU
intensive. Look at the hardware required to support Windows XP.
"Linux distributions usually cater for the lowest practical
common denominator in hardware. At this time, it means that they
are usually built for i486 processors. Slackware 9.1 is built to
run on at least i486-based systems. So you sacrifice features of
later model CPUs. Depending on your usage, you may or may not
notice the performance difference..."