As higher my Gnome version is, as slower it goes … well not really. Sometimes Gnome guys improve its behavior, not just add features
But as my RAM hasn’t grow up since I buy my laptop -I got 256 of RAM yet- I was looking how to obtain more performance… first thing I done was to switch from Gnome to XFCE and it really gives me an improvement but now I’m again with Gnome, don’t ask me why…
Now I’m looking how much memory my command line uses… here’re the data:
- gnome-terminal: 40.408 KB
- Terminal: 29.312
Some other differences has to be keep in mind. Althoug xterm is really fast and light sometimes is too simple. I like tabs in my terminals, as far as I know there’re no tabs in xterm, you only get something similar by using screen, which is also light and fast but a little bit… hard.
Gnome-terminal is the best option, or so it seems until I discover Terminal from XFCE. As authors says at their page is an alternative to gnome-terminal -my choice on gnome- but saving all those weightly libraries from gnome, so the same but faster and lighter.
This days I’m getting familiar with Terminal, with means nothing ’cause I really need a very basic console use and this is exactly as gnome-terminal is.