Xubuntu features that users like
oak at helsinkinet.fi
Wed Apr 24 16:19:57 UTC 2013
On keskiviikko 24 huhtikuu 2013, Bruno Benitez wrote:
> Yes, HUD integration might increase system load, but would that harm
> much? i think not.
On several years old laptop with Intel IGP, Unity and Gnome3
desktop performance is clearly subpar , while Xubuntu works
I would say that compositing desktop starts to perform well enough
when one has something like desktop i3 IGP with at least 2GB (system)
RAM. If you have something older & slower, especially with mobile
version of IGP, or less RAM, it's uncomfortably slow.
There's also increasing number of ARM devices, tablets and things like rPi
(which run at ~1Ghz and have 0.5 - 1GB of RAM). While these can run
current Xubuntu fairly comfortably, compositing desktops are not that
good match for them, because of compositing memory overhead , especially
for larger resolution (HDTV) desktops, and window sizes on such desktops.
 It's a bit funny when people so lightly suggest adding non-optional
compositing memory overhead to Xubuntu when people obsess about gnome
library dependencies, which memory impact would be smaller than
the memory overhead from composited windows...
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