Comparing different desktop environments on Ubuntu in terms of speed using fgl_glxgears

Posted by ubuuser on Jan 25, 2013 5:20 AM EDT
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It is not fair to say certain desktop environment is faster than others only based on fgl_glxgears’s output. There are many more factors than, just having some FPS gain in an opengl tool to consider a desktop environment over others. One more fact to consider, a distro which has say e.g. twm as default window manager might have more benefits (ease of use, performance) than running on Ubuntu.

Few years back, I was even unable to boot without using acpi off. When catalyst drivers started working on this hardware, it started to become better every time. With this new release the performance was even better. I was eager, how each desktop environment take advantage of this, so I wrote this article

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So what's KDE, chopped liver? tracyanne 15 672 Jan 26, 2013 1:28 AM

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