jozmak at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 17:56:16 UTC 2008
On Feb 12, 2008 12:41 PM, Vincent <imnotb at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/02/2008, vidd <vidd at crosslink.net> wrote:
> > While knowing what kind of security issue would be nice to know, knowing
> > there is an application on my system with a known, unpatched security
> > issue is unacceptable, regardless of how "unimportant" it may be.
> > A know, non-security-related bug (with or without a know workaround) is
> > preferable to me then a know security hole.
> But really, if it required physical access to your computer, compositing
> enabled and g-s-s running, would you mind that much? IMO it's a really
> marginal case that does not outweigh the obvious benefits of g-s-s.
> > I ran both g-s-m and xfce4-taskmanager side by side
> > g-s-m is
> > visually more appealing
> > using between 19-52 % of my CPU
> > xfce4-taskmanager is
> > more spartan
> > using between 5-17 % of my CPU
> > Why would the user need this application except to shut down an
> > out-of-control app?
> > Granted, as a tech support tool, it may have some benefit.
> I'd say "huge benefit" ;-)
> > But
> > for the average user, how often are they actually going to use this
> > system tab once the system is running? The resource tab is a nice touch
> > that some users may find appealing....but those users are more likely
> > going to display that info in panel plugins or some other method, rather
> > then open g-s-m and leave it up. Does the File systems tab do anything
> > but give you a less detailed output of the cli command "df"?
> > I see no truely compelling reason for choosing g-s-m over
> > xfce4-taskmanager
> I must say that ending non-responsive applications is more intuitive in
> g-s-m and that I find the speed decrease doubtful, but as that are just my
> feelings with, also, no hard data to back them up that's not really a valid
> argument. However, I'd like to stress again that it is pretty important to
> be able to easily check your Xubuntu version and hardware info.
> > > And I forgot to mention it, but also a +1 for weighing the pros and
> > > cons from me. Please, I think I've clearly outlined what I think are
> > > the benefits of said applications, if you could consider those and see
> > > if the cons really outweigh these pros then say so.
> > If there is any flaws in my statements, I appologize in advance. I tried
> > to be as thoughtful as possible in my pro's and cons
> I found your arguments in this email (and probably older ones too, haven't
> checked) very thoughtful and contributing to a constructive discussion :)
> > >
> > > Best,
> > >
> > > --
> > > Vincent
Compositing is not good for graphic design work. If you have two
images open in a bitmap editor, for instance, the unfocused image
blends into the background and prevents from properly assessing
colors. It looks nice but in many instances the effect just too
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