Linked by David Adams on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 16:10 UTC, submitted by Sin2x
Gnome Linus Torvalds piped up in the comments of a Google+ posting by Linux kernel hacker Dave Jones to air his true feelings about Gnome 3: "it's not that I have rendering problems with gnome3 (although I do have those too), it's that the user experience of Gnome3 even without rendering problems is unacceptable." People care what Linus thinks, and when he ditched KDE for Gnome a couple of years ago, people took note. Now he's using Xfce.
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RE[2]: I've Switched
by Damnshock on Thu 4th Aug 2011 06:43 UTC in reply to "RE: I've Switched"
Damnshock
Member since:
2006-09-15

You do realize you do not need to use kwin in KDE, right?

Besides, it runs perfectly fine in my Intel GMA 950...

I doubt your system is less powerfull than mine...

Regards

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RE[3]: I've Switched
by lemur2 on Thu 4th Aug 2011 06:51 in reply to "RE[2]: I've Switched"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

You do realize you do not need to use kwin in KDE, right? Besides, it runs perfectly fine in my Intel GMA 950... I doubt your system is less powerfull than mine... Regards


kwin in KDE SC 4.7 has improved performance and reduced demands of GPUs via its ability to run OpenGL ES, to the extent that now it can run even on mobiles and handhelds.

http://kde.org/announcements/4.7/plasma.php

"The Plasma Workspaces window manager, KWin, has received extensive cleanup of its code and can now run on OpenGL ES supporting hardware, making it better suited for mobile devices, and also improvements for desktop users. KWin has a new shadow system, improving support for users of older hardware or hardware for which driver support for OpenGL is limited (Xrender backend). KWin's performance improves noticably thanks to numerous optimizations in certain painting operations."

If you can get KDE SC 4.7 running on your distribution, it might be worth another look at kwin even for low end graphics hardware machines.

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