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 Breaking the Ice: IceWM Review

Linux Orbit takes a look at IceWM.

"To start with, IceWM is very easy on system resources. If you've only used KDE or Gnome, then a switch to IceWM on your desktop will seem like a major computer upgrade. Running the "top" utility reveals that IceWM consumes about 5 megs of RAM on my system. That's negligible for a modern application and on top of that, it loads very fast. If you load X-Windows from the command line (via startx), you'll notice the window manager has completely loaded only a fraction of a second after the screen switches to graphics mode even on older PC systems."

 (Submitted by Noel Thu May 23, 2002 )


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