I've found the following requirements for running KDE:
- Required RAM: 615 MB
- Required CPU: 1 GHz
where for Gnome 3.x shell (default mode), it is:
- Required RAM: 768 MB
- Required CPU: 400 MHz
and for XFCE:
- Required RAM: 192 MB
- Required CPU: 300 MHz
Is it possible to configure KDE in ways that it simpler and less resource demanding (less eye-candy)?
Can KDE (or Gnome) compete with for example XFCE if configured right?