Quote Originally Posted by gedgon View Post
Sadly i must agree. I'm not big fan of Plasma. It's resource hungry (on low end Nvidia card /w 256MiB RAM I'm often forced to kill plasma-desktop to free some pixmap cache video memory, when working with lots of windows), CPU intensive and lately (KDE 4.7.X) very buggy (task manager, folder view, notifications (since forever) plasmoids).
For what its worth, I can run KDE 4.6 on an old laptop with a 32-bit Turion single core processor, 512MB of system memory, a 4200RPM (!!!) 60GB IDE hard drive, and a graphics chip so old it benches as slightly behind the desktop graphics card I had in 1999. I've never had to kill the desktop (!!!) or anything of the sort. This is with the slower open source driver (my integrated graphics are too old for proprietary driver support) and with the standard graphics effects enabled along with my beloved wobbly windows. :-) Maybe I'm just spoiled by OpenSUSE, I don't know....