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    Phoronix: Ubuntu Sees Need To Improve Unity's Performance

    As part of the push to make Ubuntu a competitive gaming platform, developers at Canonical and within the Ubuntu community will be working to improve the Unity desktop and Compiz window manager performance for Ubuntu 13.04...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIxNzY

  • #2
    Bloat

    Maybe Unity would be faster if they cut some bloat such as that adware and spyware?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by uid313 View Post
      Maybe Unity would be faster if they cut some bloat such as that adware and spyware?
      actually no. this would have absolutely no impact.

      they should better ditch this bad coded compiz shit.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
        Maybe Unity would be faster if they cut some bloat such as that adware and spyware?
        Sure it would be better if it was opt-in rather than opt-out, but I feel this statement is very hyperbolic. Also the shopping lens runs on a seperate thread and does not slow down the other dash results.

        Something I'd like to see in future releases of ubuntu is a control panel for lenses, where you could easily enable/disable each lens and/or enable/disable the ability for each lens to go online (instead of the current online killswitch we have that just disables all online lenses). I recall seeing some mockups for this on the ubuntu mailing lists, so maybe we will see something like that in the future.

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        • #5
          enabling Compiz unredirected rendering on full-screen windows by default. However, the unredirected full-screen window rendering by default will not happen automatically for Nouveau and Intel drivers due to bugs.
          My understanding was that the bug with Intel and Nouveau was the reasons this was not enabled by default in earlier releases.

          Originally posted by bwat47 View Post
          Something I'd like to see in future releases of ubuntu is a control panel for lenses, where you could easily enable/disable each lens and/or enable/disable the ability for each lens to go online (instead of the current online killswitch we have that just disables all online lenses). I recall seeing some mockups for this on the ubuntu mailing lists, so maybe we will see something like that in the future.
          +1

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          • #6
            Compiz is really the least stable component on my system. I would love for Canonical to improve it's performance and stability or just plain replace it!

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            • #7
              This to me is one of Canonical's biggest issues, especially if they are targeting mobile devices. It seems to me you need at least a semi-decent computer to run Unity anywhere near satisfactorily.

              They need to focus heavily on optimization and try getting Unity/Compiz to run smooth and consistently like the Elementary guys have done with Pantheon/Gala.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                Phoronix: Ubuntu Sees Need To Improve Unity's Performance

                As part of the push to make Ubuntu a competitive gaming platform, developers at Canonical and within the Ubuntu community will be working to improve the Unity desktop and Compiz window manager performance for Ubuntu 13.04...

                http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIxNzY

                Thank goodness Ubuntu wisely decided against using mutter as the compositor. Can you imagine how slow things would be if they'd stuck with mutter?

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                • #9
                  In all my years

                  Maybe next they'll realize the workflow is distracting.


                  Windows 7 wasn't as bad but I had a hard time returning to familiar ground:
                  http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...-in-windows-7/


                  Gnome 3 is just as distracting and let's face it that all these new interfaces are confused.


                  What exactly is the workflow new user interfaces are trying to capture?

                  I'm to the point now all I want is Nautilus 2.28, Awn tasker and decent drivers. Is that too much to ask for from opensource?

                  I can't even buy that from Microsoft anymore. Windows 8 confuses Confucius.

                  It took me the better part of 2 minutes to figure out how to get to the start button on Windows 8 at the local store.


                  2012, the end of the World Wide Web, Desktop, and Laptop.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by liam View Post
                    Thank goodness Ubuntu wisely decided against using mutter as the compositor. Can you imagine how slow things would be if they'd stuck with mutter?
                    Actually it would be faster. See current Gnome Shell benchmarks.

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                    • #11
                      Also Gala, which is Mutter based, is very quick and light weight.

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                      • #12
                        "ubuntu seens need to drop frankendesktop unity"

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