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Dividing the Linux desktop
LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
Given that I can use gnome-shell with vnc/spice, I see no reason to not be able to do it with vmware virt system.
Classic mode questions
Posted Jan 27, 2013 8:45 UTC (Sun) by bojan (subscriber, #14302)
I cannot speak for the reasons, because I really don't understand enough to comment. However, when I tried Gnome Shell/mutter in my VMware session under F-17, that was noticeably slower than fallback/metacity. It was also consuming a lot more CPU.
Posted Jan 27, 2013 21:34 UTC (Sun) by smoogen (subscriber, #97)
Posted Jan 27, 2013 22:33 UTC (Sun) by bojan (subscriber, #14302)
Which brings us to the real point: what is the purpose of using 3D rendering here? Is it to display (more or less) useless animations and endless screen changes (i.e. overview) or is it so that _appropriate_ hardware does the job of rendering? With Gnome 3, it appears to be the former.
Posted Jan 27, 2013 23:43 UTC (Sun) by bojan (subscriber, #14302)
To be fair, I just tried with F-18. It seemed faster than F-17 in this scenario, but all Windows were distorted (half width, distorted colours), so not sure whether that was a proper test.
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