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The article is long, I skimmed. XD
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The article is long, I skimmed. XD
Bad pony!
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Raw speed is only one factor in choosing a desktop environment, though for most people it's a big factor.

It certainly wasn't performance (in this sense) that led me to dump GNOME 3.0 and switch back to KDE.
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Looks like they optimised Unity a lot. The initial release was horrible, especially on a Netbook.
They didn't need to optimise anything. It's because they used Compiz for the WM in 11.04, whereas they used Mutter on the netbook edition for 10.10. GNOME Shell is using Mutter.

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The article is long, I skimmed. XD
It's not really that long. Phoronix articles are usually a bunch of graphs and a half-baked conclusion. They are only good for the actual data, since the interpretation of that data is pretty light-on.
    
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Just one more reason to fall in love with KDE. 4.7 is supposed to have an OpenGL ES 2.0 rewrite that is much faster than the code in 4.6 (and tested here).
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