Ubuntu - Latest version14.04

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 19:33:06 UTC 2014

On 11 June 2014 20:45, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes you are right, it should work.  However my experience with an old
> machine that ran Unity 2d fine was that s/w rendering was effectively
> unusable as it was so slow.  I will have to try again however as it is
> some months since I last gave it a go.  I suspect it will still be so
> slow that something like Lubuntu is much better.

/me nods

I think we're in violent agreement. It shouldn't just fall over, but
it won't be pleasant.

AIUI, the modern (Ubuntu-family-supported) desktop breakdown is like this:

_Needs_ OpenGL (with working 3D drivers; will S/W render if if there's
no H/W or driver support)

* Unity
* GNOME Shell (inc. GNOME Classic)
* Cinnamon

_Defaults_ to using OpenGL but this can be disabled & works fine without


_Doesn't_ need OpenGL (but it can be enabled if you want the visual effects)

* Xfce
* Maté

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