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Jason:
How heavy a desktop environment (DE) is, is one of those things can mean different things to different people. Are we talking about how much RAM is used? How many threads are running? How many of the default apps for that Xfce and how big they are? How much big the default install of a distro with that DE is? But in this YouTube video, the presenter has tried by measuring memory used, the number of programs and the number of threads running in three stages.

* When you first login
* Running a bunch of similar programs to simulate desktop usage
* After exiting those programs and letting the system settle downHe also ran a bunch of demanding games to really push the CPU to see if there was a difference in the DEs there, by looking at frame rates.

Btw, I don't think memory usage matters all that much unless you have limited memory or are running a lot of programs or tabs at the same time.

fox:
You're missing the punchline. What was the result of the comparison of Plasma and Xfce?

Jason:

--- Quote from: fox on June 06, 2020, 07:54:43 pm ---You're missing the punchline. What was the result of the comparison of Plasma and Xfce?

--- End quote ---


You'll have to watch the video to find out. :)

buster:
"You'll have to watch the video to find out"

The results are what you and I have contended for awhile now. I would like to see a battle between Gnome and Plasma by the same man.

Jason:

--- Quote from: buster on June 07, 2020, 08:51:36 am ---"You'll have to watch the video to find out"

The results are what you and I have contended for awhile now. I would like to see a battle between Gnome and Plasma by the same man.

--- End quote ---


I agree. I note that a few people in the comments asked for just that and some comments have noted that Gnome has been heavier. Not starting any DE wars here, their experiences could be their  very subjective.

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