[LAU] Gnome-shell | Unity

rosea grammostola rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Sun Jun 26 12:04:46 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 12:03 PM, david <gnome at hawaii.rr.com> wrote:

> rosea.grammostola wrote:
>> On 06/25/2011 06:36 PM, david wrote:
>>> rosea grammostola wrote:
>>>  So guys, just upgrade Gnome2 to Gnome3? ... Is it true that both
>>>> Gnome-shell and Unity needs Pulseaudio?
>>> I don't know about that. I know that Gnome3 uses 1GB of memory ...
>> Wow! Yeah, the points that made us proud of Linux slowly seems to fade
>> away... :( These new Desktop developments doesn't seems to be good for
>> Linuxaudio users at all...
> Hey, I'm the kind of guy who likes Fluxbox, so I'm not necessarily a fan of
> these "new" desktop developments.
> There's a fork of KDE3, I forget the name, but it's being updated
> regularly. If you prefer KDE3's comparative leanness, it's an option.
>  Btw do you know what KDE4 uses? One dev told that it would be lighter then
>> KDE3 when KDE4 was released.
> I don't know how much KDE4 uses. I've heard (from the same online source
> that supplied the Gnome3 mem usage figure) that KDE4 comes in at less than
> that. How much less, I don't recall.
> A friend of mine that used KDE4 for awhile said that he thought it was
> using less memory than KDE3. He tried LXDE but had stability issues, so he's
> using XFCE. He says that when he does run a KDE4 app, he has a shell script
> he runs afterwards that kills 9 KDE4 system services it started up and left
> running upon exit. I believe that what makes KDE4 not good for audio is its
> ton of background system services, each one doing its thing at intervals and
> playing hell with low latency setups. Especially the Akonadi (sp?) service
> that indexes everything in your home folder and stores the index results in
> a disk-hogging SQL database. The moment you modify a file, the indexing
> service fires up and reindexes it. Or something like that.
>  My
>>> wife's new netbook has Ubuntu 11.04 on it, haven't noticed if it's using
>>> PA or not, but sound works.
>> Ok, Ubuntu uses Unity. Do you know how Unity compares to Gnome-shell when
>> it comes to system resources?
> I don't know. It uses Compiz for its visual effects, I don't know what
> Gnome-shell uses.

It looks like XFCE will be the 'next Gnome2´ ... It looks better then in the
past and it seems to be pretty comparable with Gnome2. It seems to be a
possible to remove pulseaudio from Xubuntu. And of course you can install
Fluxbox together with it (I prefer fluxbox also myself ;) )

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