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Seriously considering rolling my own

2012-12-17 18:56:23.898153+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Seriously considering rolling my own Linux distro using embedded libraries, to get rid of the Gnome and KDE memory sucking crap.

[ related topics: Free Software Open Source Robotics Embedded Devices ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-12-18 18:36:53.75832+00 by: dexev

Ran straight X11 for years -- it was easy to set up under Gentoo (which is sort of like rolling your own distro). Sharing the computer now, though, and feeling the ubuntu/unity/gnome pain.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-12-18 16:23:06.190691+00 by: Dan Lyke

Sigh, that's probably the right answer. But it also feels like it's just enabling bad behavior, like Gnome will sense the amount of RAM I have and expand to make the machine just barely unusable no matter how much I have.

That rant, by the way, was brought to you by watching the various Gnome processes taking minutes to clean up after themselves while restarting a machine with 8 Gig of RAM.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-12-18 08:15:23.785265+00 by: ebradway

Talk about wasted resources... Just buy more RAM, Dan...