Ubuntu Unity Proves Very Slow To KDE, GNOME, Xfce, LXDE

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 7 September 2012. Page 3 of 6. 63 Comments
Ubuntu 12.10 Beta Desktop Benchmarking

KDE 4.9 with suspend effects on full-screen windows and GNOME Shell were by far the fastest desktops for the old OpenArena game. GNOME Classic, Xfce 4.10, and LXDE 0.5 were all much faster too than the default Unity.

Ubuntu 12.10 Beta Desktop Benchmarking

With the newer OpenArena release, it's a similar story.

Ubuntu 12.10 Beta Desktop Benchmarking

For World of Padman, it's a similar story with the default Unity desktop performance being horrible compared to other Linux desktops.


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