Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Apr 2012 20:58 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Canonical team has released Ubuntu 12.04 - a new long term support release. The biggest new feature is the HUD, an addition to the traditional application menu system, where you can search for the actions you want to perform instead of having to hunt for them in menus. Unity overall has been improved, and I must say that even though this new release is simply not at all ready for Asus ZenBooks, Unity runs perfectly well on it, and to my own shock and surprise, I'm slowly warming up to it. It's starting to make sense, it looks nice (especially after some custom tweaking), has become a lot more configurable, and it's really, really, really fast.
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Fast?
by jessesmith on Thu 26th Apr 2012 21:41 UTC
jessesmith
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2010-03-11

I think it's interesting speed was mentioned as a big selling point in the above blurb. On my machine Unity (even Unity 2D) crawls. Almost to the point of it being unusable.

While I think Unity does some good things, it's too slow and memory hungry for my taste.

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RE: Fast?
by tylerdurden on Thu 26th Apr 2012 22:28 in reply to "Fast?"
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2009-03-17

What are the processor/ram/gpu specs of your machine?

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RE[2]: Fast?
by jessesmith on Thu 26th Apr 2012 22:56 in reply to "RE: Fast?"
jessesmith Member since:
2010-03-11

Dual-core 2GHz CPU, Intel onboard video card, 3GB of RAM. This same machine runs KDE4 without any problems, with or without desktop effects enabled.

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