You can still use the gnome classic session for gaming.Running games on Ubuntu under Compiz is about the easiest way to drag your framerate down 10% or more. KDE simply mops the floor with Compiz/Unity.
I am a KDE user but I wouldn't say KDE mops the floor with Unity/Compiz. Switched off desktop effects and a lightweight DE/WM would be even better I guess.
Heh. Maybe I should try running something from twm.
Great thing with KDE though, when I want to disable effects for a game (not very often but sometimes I do, depending on the game. some just dont like compositing) I just press Shift-Alt-F12.
Ta-da. It's an inbuilt shortcut in KDE to suspend effects and when I'm done I just press it again to reactivate compositing. Works great and makes my life easier. Unfortunately you can't suspend compositing in Unity because Unity itself is basically a Compiz plugin. So.. you'd suspend the whole desktop .
But if you can play the game fullscreen and have Compiz undirect fullscreen windows you should be okay.
...and yet, somehow related (it's a Steam-only game) some more interesting news...
CoD Black Ops for MAC:
....i wonder how far we are to get Call of Duty Franchise running natively on Linux ?!?
Like it or not , Call of Duty franchise is the biggest franchise EVER.
If it arrives on Linux , a lot of attention will be put from gamers on Linux !
....and a lot more people will be/start_to_be concerned with Linux/Steam/Activision/CoD like M$ and EA/DICE
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