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Old 09-01-2003, 08:40 AM   #1
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Konsole vs other terms

I am still fairly new to Linux, and have been using Eterm/Aterm as my terminal, but was thinking that since I use KDE I may as well use Konsole, (it can do the transparency which I use with A/Eterm).

My question is whether Konsole is more CPU/memory hungry than E/Aterm. I assumed it would be, but if it is simply using the KDE libraries already in memory, then it probably would use very little. Its hard for me to tell because there is no konsole listed when I run ps, just lots of kdeinits, and I cant tell whats what.

On a side note, what do people prefer out of Aterm/Eterm? I have noticed that Eterm uses more resoures, but Aterm seems to be a bit buggy, usually when commands continue over more than one line, everything on the bottom few lines gets a bit scrambled.


Old 09-06-2003, 10:50 PM   #2
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Konsole does use more resources. But if it works well on your system, it is the way to go. You can have multiple sessions open in one window.

I like Eterm for its features. You can have to choose from within Eterm's menu and brighten or darken the background plus change your font size with keystrokes.


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