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Ubuntu's Unity Has Room To Improve Performance

Michael Larabel

Published on 17 August 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
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The Warsow results were close as well but favoring Unity 6.2.0.

For the last of this quick Intel graphics testing with the Unity desktops, Unity 2D performed much better than the default Unity.

As one can see from these quick Intel Linux graphics results, the removal of the Unity 2D is coming even while the default Unity desktop with Compiz still isn't as fast. There's more that can be done to optimize Unity/Compiz for better graphics performance, allowing un-redirected full-screen windows by default, etc. Tests of other graphics drivers on Unity will be forthcoming along with looking at how Unity-On-LLVMpipe affects system power consumption as well as the Linux desktop usability on low-end hardware.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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