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"Harry Holt" <harryholt@...> skrev:
> 1) Gnome and KDE make use of a rather large stack of runtime
> libraries that remain resident. If you are running a Gnome desktop
> and start up a KDE application, the first thing that happens is the
> stack of libraries for KDE loads up into the system and remain
> resident until you restart the X server. This requires a significant
> amount of resources. Same thing if you are running KDE and start up
> a Gnome application.
Not only resources, but also time. If your hardware is anything but
bleeding edge, the loading of all these libraries will take quite a lot
of time, so even if the app is just a minimal CD player or so, it will
be slow to load.
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