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Linux Universe: Dropline Gnome 2.4.x [Review]

Nov 26, 2003, 04:00 (3 Talkback[s])


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"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..."

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