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    Linux's GUI slower than windows'....

    Hi,

    I personally think that the responsiveness of the GUI in Linux is slower than Windows'. IS is because of the way the OS is designed or what?

    thnx

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    I thought I'd give Linux a try its free and all, well, what can I say? Now I know why its free.

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    Re: Linux's GUI slower than windows'....

    Originally posted by Nutshell
    Hi,

    I personally think that the responsiveness of the GUI in Linux is slower than Windows'. IS is because of the way the OS is designed or what?

    thnx
    The word "bullshít" springs to mind.

    or maybe that's two words

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    Well if you disagree you can explain why. When you open a web browser for example, and you try to click somewhere else, say an icon, it waits for a sec or two to actually highlight that icon. But in windows it highlights it instantly. And don't say it's my hardware problem coz my comp's not slow.

    Give your comments. But pls don't just put the word "bull****" and thats it.

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    Your right Nutshell! Linux is crap. None of Linux's browsers are anywhere near as slick as IE. Also, netscape runs better in Windows but that ain't as good as IE, its laggy in a similar whay to most other browsers, but on Linux the lagginess is greater than that of browsers in Windows. And NO, it's nothing to do with my hardware!!

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    >>> Linux is crap

    I think NutShell was commenting on a particular feature of the OS, not the OS in general.

    I wonder if we can possibly have a reasoned, well ordered, polite discussion on this topic.
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    Yes, i believe that there are many good points about Linux, but i just haven't yet found them out. I was just pointing out the the GUI of Linux is a bit laggy and loses a bit responsiveness. I don't blame it that much since Linux was originally written for command line interface. But if it can be improved it'll be much better.

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    The Linux GUIs (I only know Gnome and KDE, maybe there are some more which behave different) are slower than windows!

    WHY?
    because the GUIs are not integrated in the kernel. in windows the kernel provides a GUI

    so Linux GUIs can't be that fast that windows GUI is...
    Linux wasn't designed for GUIs (imho)

    you can't compare Linux and Windows - because windows is an office or home/gaming OS and Linux is primary for Servers!

    But the faster the PC is, the lesser is the speed difference between KDE and Windows!

    but who uses Linux with a GUI? I prefer command line!
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    exactly my point.

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    > but who uses Linux with a GUI? I prefer command line!

    I dunno... I'm sure I would if I used Linux... no reason to overcomplicate things to make yourself look smarter, I think...

    > I wonder if we can possibly have a reasoned, well ordered, polite discussion on this topic.

    Yeah, right after we have an orderly discussion when someone posts a thread that says "Atheism is the way"

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    It is also my personal experience that the Linux GUI is slower than Windows. Starting the GUI is the worst part, which on my 1.2Ghz (256MB RAM) Linux box takes longer than a cold boot on my Windows 750Mhz (256MB RAM) box. Another disappointing performance area is starting an application in the GUI - Windows is still faster in that area. I am using KDE 2.2.2, which is substantially faster than 2.1.2, so I still have a little hope there will be improvement in the future.

    However, I have also noticed that applications running on the Linux GUI, once started, are much more responsive than my applications running on Windows. I admit this may be due to the difference in clock speed of my two boxes. Also, I have to point out that (in my experience) applications running in KDE actually run until I decide to stop them (as opposed to the Window's infamous GPF).

    Fortunately for me, most of my time on Linux is spent at the CLI, which is lightning fast ;)
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    What distro are you using? I run Red Hat 7.2 with Gnome and Enlighten as my window manager and things work just fine for me. (1.2G AMD, 650MB RAM) I will agree that I hate Netscape on Linux but Opera works well in my opinion, and StarOffice has a browser that isn't half bad either. Both are much quicker than Netscape from my use.
    Perhaps you should try some of the other desktops and window managers and see if performance improves.
    I love the flexibility that Linux offers by not including everything in the kernel, rather than getting applications forced on me by Windows.
    Oh well, my two cents.

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    >in windows the kernel provides a GUI

    No it doesn't.

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    > you can't compare Linux and Windows - because windows is an office or home/gaming OS and Linux is primary for Servers!

    If you're comparing Linux to 95/98/ME, you're right... Comparing Linux and 2K is totally valid, though.

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    The only reason IE loads quickly is because it's already running.

    IE is the windows GUI.

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