I agree Compiz is a turd, but I think there is other problem that is causing it to become a turd. I have had to resort back to using Openbox with Ubuntu 12.04, Unity and Gnome3 are both unstable for me. I'm running AMD Phenom II N620 Duel Core + AMD 4200 on-board graphics (laptop). With Unity and Gnome3, I have Xorg and Compiz processes taking CPU to full load. I have tried both the open driver and AMD drivers from the repository and installed from the AMD web site. With the same results. I did not see this in Ubuntu 11.10 and even in the 12.04 beta. I have looked around the web and have ran across some bug reports with users experiencing the same problem all with different hardware. Some of the point to Compiz other point the finger at the PAE kernel. I have tried most of the easy suggestions to fix this, but none of theses work. I'm hoping this will be addressed in further updates.
TLDR: Compiz,Unity and or Ubuntu's Kernel is broken And it needs to be fixed.
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Ivy bridge doesn't have the best support in linux, and provides a fairly crappy experience (compared to Nvidia/AMD). to quote Michael regarding win7 vs. linux on Ivy bridge;
regarding win7 vs. linux using Nvidia gtx 680;Originally Posted by Michael
So in reality, this article should be called "Intel Ivy Bridge Continues To Be Garbage on The Ubuntu Desktop" ...Originally Posted by Michael
To blame compiz at the end of it all, when you aren't even benchmarking it - seems a bit silly.
As d2kx pointed out;
Last edited by ninez; 05-28-2012 at 04:41 PM.
It's pleasing to see KDE doing well and often even not far off XFCE in those benchmarks. Kwin has come a long way.
" Compiz has turned out to be a shivery wreck that is unlikely to see dramatic improvements in the near future."
I find this to be offensive. I worked myself into a severe depression trying to get everything working and this is all you can say.
At this point the whole website is a shivery wreck.
I think webupd8.org and h-online.com provide better linux coverage, without all the sensationalism.