LinuxPlanet: GNOME 2.6: Two Left Feet?
Jun 03, 2004, 20:30 (37 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kurt Wall)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"The latest release of the GNOME Desktop, 2.6.1, hit Web and FTP
servers near you on 14 May 2004. It's purty, to be sure, and its
fonts are anti-aliased. But, it eats your CPU, your RAM, your disk
space, your bologna sandwich, and, if you're not careful, your
small pets. I've written in this space before that I'll trade
performance for eye candy almost every time, so GNOME 2.6 was at a
disadvantage before I even got started with it. Nothing in the
quality time I spent with GNOME 2.6 the last few days has caused me
to change my mind.
"The truth of the matter is, simply put, I couldn't persuade
GNOME 2.6.1 to run. Just getting it installed took more work than
it should have..."