Ubuntu Studio 11.10 UI discussion. GNOME3, Unity, XFCE and Studio users workflow.

ailo ailo.at at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 15:25:07 UTC 2011

Don't know how much more RAM different destops would add. How much is
Xubuntu compared with Ubuntu Studio? And how much would Ubuntu Studio be
if we only changed the WM, nothing else?

I for one, don't expect that any WM will be that resource intensive by
itself, that it would make a really big difference in RAM usage.

Just compare Ubuntu and Ubuntu Studio. Regular Ubuntu Natty uses quickly
up to 2GB of RAM, while UBuntu Studio Natty uses about 1GB, both using
the classic Gnome Desktop.
Using Unity instead of Gnome does not impact on that from what I can
see, so how much is the WM actually doing?

On 04/12/2011 12:36 PM, C K wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 5:47 AM, Eric Hedekar <afterthebeep at gmail.com> wrote:
>> XFCE does not seem like it has anything to offer other than old/reliable
>> code.
> That's a pretty strong reason for choosing it actually. That, and the
> fact that it uses GTK will make it a less jarring switch than GNOME
> shell or Canonical's Unity.
> It's resource intensiveness is not a factor as it's equal to or less
> than current GNOME2.


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