EVEN armed with better eye candy, the new KDE 4 interface claims to use 40 percent less memory than its earlier versions.
According to the German Pro-Linux News, KDE 4 tests showed that it is a substantial improvement on KDE 3.5.
The old version needed 348MB to work comfortably while the new one sail through the same tests using only 228MB. In comparison the rival Open Sauce interface GNOME run needs 256MB just for the basics.
The reason appears to be a reduction in memory hungry components in all aspects of the environment. The only bit that seems to take up more memory is the kwrapper.
KDE 4, which is on its last release candidate, was supposed to be released on December 11, although now it seems that the development team want to delay its release until January now.
There is a bad translation of the German story here. µ
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