Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Oct 2011 21:33 UTC, submitted by mahmudinashar
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ah, it's that time of the year again. We already had this up on the sidebar, but I figured we'd turn it into a proper front page item - mostly because I want to discuss the move by the Ubuntu team to no longer install GNOME 2 as the 'classic' desktop option - which pretty much ends any and all involvement for me with Ubuntu (KDE 4 here I come). There's more to this than just that, of course, so those of you who do like Unity still have enough reason to upgrade.
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RE[7]: @Thom
by jessesmith on Fri 14th Oct 2011 23:50 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: @Thom"
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That's interesting. I just tried the Kubuntu live CD and KDE is very snappy. The machine has an old NVIDIA graphics card, 1GB of memory and a 2.5GHz processor. Even running from the CD everything is very responsive, menus and windows react right away. Of course loading new apps is a little slow because of the CD speed, but otherwise I'm very happy with it.

Different hardware and different distros will make a huge difference in performance, I guess.

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