Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 17th Aug 2006 16:01 UTC
Gnome "GNOME 2.16 Beta has been in Edgy Eft (Ubuntu 6.10) for the past few days [or even a week or so]. It is functioning extremely well. I've seen some occasional crashes with Epiphany and Nautilus but I hope that it will be fixed soon. Other than that, there are lots of new things in GNOME 2.16", read the pictorial review here.
Thread beginning with comment 153198
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Speed and memory
by Luis on Thu 17th Aug 2006 16:31 UTC
Luis
Member since:
2006-04-28

Thanks for the review. Nice one.

But I wonder... Every time I read a review from a new release of Ubuntu it's said to be much faster and use less memory than the previous one. Yet still when I try it myself I feel it slower and heavier (memory wise) then the previous. Am I the only one?

Some reviewers should install Warty release now and compare. I bet they'd be impressed by its speed and low memory usage compared to Dapper and probably Edgy.

Reply Score: 5

RE: Speed and memory
by collinm on Thu 17th Aug 2006 16:48 in reply to "Speed and memory"
collinm Member since:
2005-07-15

same thing for me, alway use more memory and slower

same thing for gnome

anyway, i prefer kde, use less memory, faster, more quality program

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: Speed and memory
by kop316 on Thu 17th Aug 2006 17:04 in reply to "RE: Speed and memory"
kop316 Member since:
2006-07-01

Correct me if I am wrong, as I have very little idea about this (I know ery little about this).
I used Dapper on an older and a newer computer (I basically bought a new one), and I noticed that when it had the extra memory, it would take it, but when it didn't, it wouldn't try to use as much. But when it loads extra programs, the newer computer wouldn't use as much more memory as the old computer, and the old computer would use more extra memory then the new one.
Could that account for why it seems to use more memory?

Reply Parent Score: 4

RE[2]: Speed and memory
by netpython on Thu 17th Aug 2006 17:20 in reply to "RE: Speed and memory"
netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

anyway, i prefer kde, use less memory, faster, more quality program

That remains to be seen i think.Unless you compile both Gnome and KDE from source you will never know.On one of my boxen i have Gentoo installed.Compiling Gnome gave less error messages during the ride than compiling KDE from source.I used to use solely KDE but Gnome since 2.14 has become a lot "snappier" and is tightly integrated in Ubuntu which i prefer to use from day to day.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[2]: Speed and memory
by The Baron on Thu 17th Aug 2006 17:37 in reply to "RE: Speed and memory"
The Baron Member since:
2005-07-06

Can we have a gnome or kde article be posted without someone trying to start a flamewar? seesh!

Reply Parent Score: 5

RE[2]: Speed and memory
by atomicplayboy on Thu 17th Aug 2006 17:51 in reply to "RE: Speed and memory"
atomicplayboy Member since:
2006-04-28

I disagree on the gnome part. They've been doing alot of great work getting the whole thing speedier and less resource intensive. I have been having nautilus problems, though, I'm still using 2.14. I haven't had a chance to upgrade to 2.16. I hope the nautilus crashes the reviewer is reporting are specific to Ubuntu here (I use FreeBSD). I've been hoping that, once I do the upgrade, the nautilus bugginess will stop.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: Speed and memory
by iangibson on Thu 17th Aug 2006 18:15 in reply to "RE: Speed and memory"
iangibson Member since:
2005-09-25

i prefer kde, use less memory, faster

You are joking? KDE uses less memory and is faster than GNOME?!

I also prefer KDE to GNOME, as it has more features and the included apps are generally better, but no way is it faster. Get a grip!

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE: Speed and memory
by shiny on Thu 17th Aug 2006 17:06 in reply to "Speed and memory"
shiny Member since:
2005-08-09

I've booted a few days ago into my old Hoary installation (now using Dapper), and was very impressed by its speed. ;) I'll still use dapper, but I'm wondering what is going on.

Reply Parent Score: 4

RE: Speed and memory
by leon on Thu 17th Aug 2006 18:13 in reply to "Speed and memory"
leon Member since:
2006-06-24

You need to use a distribution that acutally has optimized code. Fedora core 6 beats all at the moment. I'm running it on a k6 500MHz for emacs 22 and sbcl for numerical modelling and watch videos sometimes. I got this box as a giveaway. I'm happy I can turn it into something of use.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: Speed and memory
by voidlogic on Thu 17th Aug 2006 22:42 in reply to "Speed and memory"
voidlogic Member since:
2005-09-03

It is faster and uses less memory for me. Dapper uses the least memory of all the ubuntus yet at 86 MB at boot. Hoary used to be 130 MB for me. Dapper is also way snappier.

I think you are really just trying to make up stuff about GNOME becuase you like KDE.

Reply Parent Score: -1

RE: Speed and memory
by jaboua on Fri 18th Aug 2006 00:24 in reply to "Speed and memory"
jaboua Member since:
2005-09-08

I haven't been using ubuntu in a while, but comparing releases on Arch... Gnome itself has gotten faster and faster each release.

And the OS will try to make as much as possible of the ram used - the ram isn't usefull if there is nothing stored in it... The ram that the programs don't need will be used for "cache", data temporary stored in ram so that accessing it will be faster the next time (it's faster to get it from ram than from a harddrive).

To find out how much of it is cache, use the "free" command.

Reply Parent Score: 2