Ubuntu Working On Improved Low Graphics Mode For Unity 7
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 1 September 2016 at 08:49 AM EDT. 15 Comments
UBUNTU --
While Ubuntu developers continue work on preparing the Unity 8 desktop for rolling out across all form-factors, Unity 7 is still seeing some new improvements as their interim desktop solution.

Will Cooke, the Ubuntu Desktop Manager at Canonical, blogged today about improvements to the low graphics mode for Unity 7.

The Unity 7 Low Graphics Mode is used when there isn't hardware GPU drivers available (or in situations like VMs) and the system falls back to running on LLVMpipe and in cases where certain OpenGL features aren't exposed by the system/driver.


The Unity 7 Low Graphics Mode reduces shadows, drops blur and fade effects, and reduces other animations to ease up the rendering workload. Ubuntu developers are making more improvements to LGM and you can learn about it via this blog post.
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