Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
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by Eugenia on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:47 UTC in reply to "..."
Eugenia
Member since:
2005-06-28

I can't really elaborate on this because my machine is a CoreDuo with 2 GB RAM and is really fast. Most people still use PIII/P4 and it would be unfair to say it's "fast" and then not get the same performance on their computers. So, I don't know.

However, I did notice some things:
1. My other Ubuntu Feisty installation under VMWare on my 3 Ghz P4 desktop is pretty fast, if that's an indication.
2. It displays HD 1080p video without dropping any frames, while my 3 Ghz P4 desktop and my other 2.8 Ghz P4 laptop do drop frames.

But overall, on *my* new laptop computer is responsive, yeah.

Edited 2007-03-17 00:48

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by superstoned on Sat 17th Mar 2007 12:37 in reply to "RE: ..."
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

Linux is generally more responsive compared to windows anyway, and it's getting better. Redraw speed is still slower, as is application startup, but those are being worked on by projects like Cairo for Gnome and Qt4's arthur for KDE 4 in the drawing area, and other optimizations in both KDE and Gnome.

And lower in the stack, X is getting work, as is the kernel in the scheduling area, so expect responsiveness to improve even more in the future.

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by dsmogor on Mon 19th Mar 2007 12:07 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

so draw performance, startup (both application and bootup) are worse. I'd add general click to window time and file browser performance.
What's left in this superior responsivity?

Edited 2007-03-19 12:07

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