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26 Aug 2005

Eye Candy

One of the annoying things about Windows XP, is the excessive eye-candy that makes the GUI run like treacle on a cold day. I've turned it down, and it now runs a tad faster, but nothing like the speed of Windows NT4 or Debian/KDE.

KDE is popular with some people because like Windows XP there are lots of fancy GUI tricks. On the whole I find most GUI eye-candy tricks annoying. I like KDE because I can tune it - turning most of the eye-candy off. One of the reasons I don't like GNOME is because tuning the GUI is harder.