2d vs. 3d
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 13, 2012
I just purchased a Shuttle model XS36V and installed Ubuntu 12.04. When I log in, I am able to select between 2d and 3d. I select 3d. However, after the session is initiated, $DESKTOP_SESSION reveals that I am actually running in 2d. First, it would seem to me that I would not be presented with selection options if 3d was not available. Is that the case? If so, why am I winding up in 2d? I realize that Ubuntu 3d doesn't work with vintage video hardware. However, it would be a bit of a surprise for me to learn that it doesn't pretty much work across the board with new hardware currently being sold. So, basically, I am trying to figure out where I stand. Do I need to return this thing or what? Thanks for any input.
Unity 2D vs llvmpipe (UNITYLOWGFXMODE=1) on 12.04
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 24, 2013
I have decided to install the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS version for its extended support and stability on my netbook. My question is, which of these technologies will make it snappier and consume less RAM? I've searched across the web, but only find useless posts of llvmpipe being the new replacement of Unity 2D in 12.10 and an outdated post bashing Ubuntu and praising Fedora for their fallback environments.
Ubuntu One vs. Classic Gnome Desktop
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 30, 2011
Being from the Old School I hate the Unity desktop stuff. Got rid of it and installed the classic Gnome Desktop. However, I'd like to launch the Ubuntu One control panel, which I can't find anywhere except on the Unity desktop (which I have figured out how to launch if I want to.)
How can I launch the Ubuntu One GUI from a terminal or a script of some kind?
Ubuntu Netbook vs. x86 vs. x64
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 14, 2011
I did a recent trial at home. I purchased a Dell Mini 1012. This is equipped with an Atom N450 Processor.
I loaded the Ubuntu Netbook Edition first, and it seemed to run just fine, in Gnome and Unity.
I then loaded the standard desktop edition, and it ran similar to the Netbook version in Gnome.
Then I loaded the x64 version, and WHOA, the performance increase is very noticable.
I thought that the version differences only had to do with memory allocation. Is the x64 version that much faster on a 64-Bit processor?
Ubuntu Ultimate vs. Ubuntu
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 20, 2009
Simple question: what does the Ultimate version have more than the regular Ubuntu? I saw some examples of Compiz, which are not interesting at all for me. The download is 2.2 GB, 3 times the Ubuntu size, so there must be a lot more. But what is it?
LXer: Java Performance: Ubuntu Linux vs. Windows Vista
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 19, 2008
Published at LXer:
Have you ever wondered on what operating system Java works the best? While by no means is it a conclusive multi-platform comparison, for this article we ran a number of Java benchmarks on both Windows Vista Premium and Ubuntu Linux to see how the Java Virtual Machine performance differs. In addition, when running Ubuntu we had tested Sun's official Java package as well as the OpenJDK alternative.
Ubuntu Linux Vs. Windows Vista: The Battle For Your Desktop
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 27, 2007
So how do Ubuntu and Vista shape up against each other?
To be honest, there's a lot about Ubuntu that impresses me. The out-of-the-box software available with the OS is well-chosen, and the Ubuntu community folks have made a good effort to support the vast majority of the things people do with their PCs. The fact that Ubuntu is free is of course another big motivator, especially if you've already blown your budget for a PC on hardware alone.
But there's at least as much about Ubuntu that I find disheartening or frustrating. There are still too many places where you have to drop to a command line and type in a fairly unintuitive set of commands to get something done, or edit a config file, or -- worst of all -- download and compile source code. For a beginner, this last is the kiss of death, because if compiling code fails, a beginner will almost certainly have no idea what to do next.
To be scrupulously fair, the situation isn't always much better in Windows: Mo
Ubuntu Server vs Windows SBS 2003 Help Me Get Back To Ubuntu
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 18, 2009
Hi, after trying Ubuntu Desktop for 5 months. Plus, another 3 months using Ubuntu Server. I've switched back to Windows Small Business Server 2003.
Here's my story. We have a small construction firm and no IT staff with 20 computers (Windows XP & Ubuntu JJ) & 1 Server. We bought a wonderful package for small businesses, Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2003. I set it up and it was great. Namely: Active Directory, File Services, Print Services, Domain Group Policies were so user-friendly, all in 1 GUI. Except ISA Server, which I didn't know how to configure.
My frustration came when the server was attacked by a virus because I inserted a USB device, my mind was flying at that moment. Then AD users were not authenticated, group policies were erased, printers crashed, usual horrible stuff.
Now, I tried Ubuntu Server. I studied about basic SAMBA, LTSP, NFS, FTP, Squid, and other necessary tools to "COPY" our previous environment. It worked great until I forgot
Lubuntu vs Xubuntu on Hardware Performance
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 10, 2013
I am an avid user of lubuntu on my netbook, however it has always been known to me that the processor on this is terrible at best, and whilst i had free time on my hands yesterday with literally nothing to do i did a long needed benchmark test on my computer.
As it turns out i have 2GB of RAM and im using maybe about 245MB in total and my processor load is about 100% near constantly.
My question is does xubuntu have any advantages over lubuntu on performance by exploiting more RAM?
I use an XFCE install on my desktop, but ive not been keeping up very much over the last year or so as im between homes alot.
If not, any tips on how to lighten the load on my processor in my current install?
Thanks for all advice,
Thinkpad T42 Ubuntu, Lubuntu or Xubuntu (11.10)?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 14, 2011
Which one is more suitable for an old Thinkpad T42?
Intel Pentium M (Banias) 1.5 GHz
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 with 32MB
15.0" TFT display with 1024x768 resolution (XGA)
1 GiB Ram
Modern tablet are even more powerful than this machine today, but still I want to install the latest innovation made in Canonical.
So, what's the best deal for me? (consider I come from the comfy Ubuntu 11.04 with classic gnome)
My options are there:
Ubuntu with Unity
Ubuntu with gnome
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