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: Comment Title
by lemur2 on Thu 13th Oct 2011 23:54 UTC in reply to "Comment Title"
lemur2
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I've run Kubuntu for a few years now, since the emergence of KDE4. There has been some troubling moments on the way for sure. 11.04 has been the best so far. I actually use it for work on my Core i7 ASUS. When I read "sluggish" from posters here I do break out a smirk. Not a word I would use for any OS on modern day hardware IMO. If you want to run 11.04/11.10 on a 5 year old PC, then sure you will notice a difference between GNOME/KDE/XFCE/etc.


I am running Kubuntu 11.10 on my netbook with only a 1Ghz AMD C-50 APU. It isn't old, but it certainly isn't powerful either.

Using the open source AMD/ATI graphics drivers and the kubuntu-low-fat-settings package makes Kubuntu 11.10 run perfectly well even on this low-resource machine. It runs better (more responsive, etc) than the Windows 7 OS that came with the machine.

At home I also have an Athlon_64x2 2Ghz machine with a low-end Radeon HD 4350 graphics card, also running Kubuntu with the open source Radeon graphics drivers. This machine also runs KDE4 very well indeed, and I might point out that the system itself is six years old now, although I did update the graphics card early in 2009.

If anyone doubts the open source graphics drivers, apparently they are good enough for Windows ...

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd_linux_wec7&n...

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RE[2]: Comment Title
by Slambert666 on Fri 14th Oct 2011 03:55 in reply to "RE: Comment Title"
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2008-10-30

It runs better (more responsive, etc) than the Windows 7 OS that came with the machine.


When you say things like this everyone knows you are lying through your teeth.

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RE[3]: Comment Title
by lemur2 on Fri 14th Oct 2011 04:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment Title"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"It runs better (more responsive, etc) than the Windows 7 OS that came with the machine.
When you say things like this everyone knows you are lying through your teeth. "

Pffft. Why would I lie? The under-powered netbook perfomance index is discussed here:

http://blog.thinkteletronics.com/archives/99

"In summation this netbook is one of the best on the market for multimedia and gaming but it lacks the chops for productivity"

The Windows experience index gave it a score of 2.8, which is very modest. It is kind-of OKay-ish for Windows, given that it is inexpensive one would give it a barely passing grade. Its best feature is its graphics capability. Given that it has to run anti-virus and I-don't-know-how-many different "updater" monitors, it is quite burdened down when it comes to actual performance other than graphics.

It runs Kubuntu 11.10 very well indeed. It boots faster, applications load faster, the machine is generally more responsive. It just feels generally quite a bit faster. Just about the only thing that works better under Windows 7 is the HWACCEL test for Firefox.

http://demos.hacks.mozilla.org/openweb/HWACCEL/

Considering that HWACCEL is a realtively new thing for Firefox under Linux but has been in place since Firefox 4 for Windows, and that this is primarily a test of graphics performance only, this is perhaps not that surprising.

Now, after having said all that ... how do I profit? Whom do I collect money from? Why should I lie?

Edited 2011-10-14 04:48 UTC

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