Ubuntu 15.04 Is The Easy Path To Better Performance For Ubuntu Users On Intel Broadwell

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 28 January 2015. Page 6 of 6. 11 Comments

For right now the main reason to upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 as an Intel Broadwell owner would be for the faster OpenGL graphics performance. Of course, if you're comfortable in doing so you can always install a newer version of the Linux kernel (and Mesa) on your Ubuntu 14.04 or 14.10 installation too. Alternatively, if you're on a rolling-release distribution like Arch, you don't have anything to worry about in keeping up with the fresh flow of new packages.

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