Gnome vs. X? (was [oclug] can someone explain this?)
Gilles J. Seguin
segg at infonet.ca
Tue Apr 24 10:38:34 EDT 2001
Bart Trojanowski wrote:
> I have heard one group of people get excited here: those with laptops and
> low memory who want to use apps like OpenOffice (StarOffice written in
X is a protocol for communication. It need a server and a client.
And is very thin.
Application using the X Protocol can be huge.
You can not remove a single request without loosing major
It is that or a poor child.
> They would be able to have a full blown office suite running
> without the memory hog that is X.
That must be a joke,
You can run X Window system with 4MB of real memory.
Netscape will run in 8MB
Your video card require may require 16MB to run.
I will like also to have the require of what is a
full blown office suite.
Example of requirements:
- import/export doc, rtf, pdf, latex, ...
- Spelling/Grammatical analysis
- OCR/hand writing, voice recognition, dictation
- HTML, XML, SGML
- jpeg, png, play MPEG/sound
- 2D, 3D editor
- database, SQL
- net access/browsing
- printer support
- taking care of the baby
- What, office suite do not make coffe
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