If you happen to use Ubuntu Unity Interface on your low powered device, which is essentially a Netbook or old PC, here‘s a Tip which can help you speedup things.
Ubuntu Unity is a cool feature of Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook edition (or Ubuntu 11.04), but it doesn’t do justice with netbooks that are really low on CPU, graphics. Unity 2D is lighter version of the interface that should fix most of the jitters. Unity 2D is still in early phases, but does the job quiet nicely coz the fact it has actually reduced a bit of 3d eye candy, but adds significant boost in return.
Install Unity 2D (Qt) on Ubuntu 10.10, Ubuntu 11.04
Simply run the following commands in Terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unity-2d-team/unity-2d-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install unity-qt-default-settings
The above commands would point to the right PPA and install Unity 2D. You will have to Logout and select “Unity Qt” instead of the “Ubuntu Desktop” or “Netbook edition” while logging back in.
On a typical 1.5Ghz Atom netbook, a lot of difference was observed. What’s your experience?
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