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    Default Ubuntu 12.10 Drops Unity 2D Desktop

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 12.10 Drops Unity 2D Desktop

    As expected, Ubuntu developers have done away with the Unity 2D desktop environment spin for the forthcoming Ubuntu 12.10 release...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE2MTQ

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    LLVM pipe works generally well only on recent machines. If you have P4-era CPU, you can forget about it. I don't understand why they needed Unity 2D in first place then.

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    are there gnome panel/xfce panel plugins that one can use to rebuild the unity-2d-panel completely?

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    This is not good. There will be a noticeable (negative) impact on gaming performance. I can't believe Ubuntu is doing something like this at a time like this.

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    Does anybody know if NX Free Edition (or FreeNX) will work via Unity 3D + llvmpipe in Ubuntu 12.10? That's what I still used unity-2d for in Ubuntu 12.04.

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    Ubuntu needs:
    * A new theme, the default is OK, but should be improved
    * Better compatibility with qt and kde apps
    * Start to looking for a new file manager. I suggest dolphin, is not that hard to hack!
    * Keep improving performance

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    WHY?

    Unity 3D severely impacts the performance of games!
    It isn't just me, there are many benchmarks that show the same.

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    Practically 100% of systems that are powerful enough to run a composited desktop on llvmpipe have workable 3d hardware, with the exception of things like SERVERS, on which you would NEVER run a composited desktop since you can't afford to have the thing crash and burn.

    The rest of the hardware that doesn't have working 3d hardware is NOT POWERFUL ENOUGH to run composited desktop on llvmpipe.

    THAT INCLUDES x86!!!!!

    The difference with Fedora, is that you can still go to System Settings --> Details --> Graphics --> Force Fallback, and achieve a usable desktop.

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    I'm having a nVidia GT-240 which suffers badly from performance problems with Unity.
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...iz/+bug/964788
    The only way for me to play a game was to switch to Unity2D. Now I'm having a problem and I believe I'm not the only one. This is quite a bad timing with the Steam release coming soon. Ubuntu might miss an opportunity here.

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    Because of this, as I am running bleeding edge Ubuntu 12.10 and using Nvidia proprietary driver, I have switched to the xubuntu-desktop(xfce) and using glx-dock as launcher. It looks pretty much as a carbon copy of the OSX-desktop, and is very low on resources. I may never go back to Unity as this works rather ok, but it is to early to say for sure

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