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czgirb
July 2nd, 2012, 06:16 AM
Which better? I means the lesser memory consumption.



PS:
By the way, in my Ubuntu 12.04:

When I clicked Firefox (FF)'s Icon, Firefox's window will show-up.
And if I download a file, a download's window will show-up.
But if I minimize the FF's window, I unable to maximize back again by clicking FF's Icon.

I'd tried to minimize the download's window in order for having my FF's window back. But it cannot. The window, which will be show up when I click the FF's Icon is download's window only.

So, I choose a file, which downloaded => right-click => go to Download page.
And the FF's window will show up again.

Is this normal?
If not, how can it be fixed?

NikTh
July 2nd, 2012, 06:22 AM
ΜΑΤΕ ? :p

But do not try it with Ubuntu. Install Linux Mint 13(ubuntu-based) with mate. I think it integrated better.

If you don't care about the compiz "pretty staff" then login to ubuntu-2d. Its lighter and faster.

czgirb
July 2nd, 2012, 06:29 AM
... then login to ubuntu-2d. Its lighter and faster.


I use NO compiz.
Ubuntu 2D ... any Screenshot, please?

NikTh
July 2nd, 2012, 06:49 AM
I use NO compiz.
Ubuntu 2D ... any Screenshot, please?

Screenshot of what ? Of how you can login to ubuntu-2d ?
At login screen click the gear symbol to expand the 2 pre-installed environments . Select ubuntu-2d and log-in.

raja.genupula
July 2nd, 2012, 08:46 AM
My vote will be as follows

Gnome Classic and Cinnamon .

But if you want some else as a light weight i would prefer Lubuntu to you .

Elfy
July 2nd, 2012, 08:48 AM
Thread moved to Recurring Discussions.

raja.genupula
July 2nd, 2012, 08:56 AM
I use NO compiz.
Ubuntu 2D ... any Screenshot, please?

look the image for idea

kansasnoob
July 2nd, 2012, 11:10 AM
I use NO compiz.
Ubuntu 2D ... any Screenshot, please?

I also prefer Metacity which is one of the reasons I made these notes:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1966370

I've personally found that to work quite well with as little as an 1100 MHz CPU and 1 GB of RAM.

TeamRocket1233c
April 1st, 2013, 03:17 PM
My choice is GNOME Shell with a few tweaks and extensions.

GameX2
April 1st, 2013, 03:24 PM
I use Unity with Compiz - much faster to use.
I've tested GNOME3 for the first time just yesterday, and it's not bad, but not perfect for me. All windows are not showing at the top bar, too bad. Otherwise, it look quite modern.

Excellent impression of Cinnamon. I've tested Mint 13, and that might be the other distribution I'll use if someday I quit Ubuntu, for some reason (Canonical changing too many things?).
Is there a way to use Compiz on others desktops? I tried compiz --replace, but it cause a crash.

Too bad it doesn't seem to work with others desktops.. Not only it's super cool, but is also excellent to manage all my windows, using CCSM. I can make a windows more transparent, only appear on a selected workspace, and many others tweaks, just with CCSM.

TeamRocket1233c
April 2nd, 2013, 02:25 PM
I use Unity with Compiz - much faster to use.
I've tested GNOME3 for the first time just yesterday, and it's not bad, but not perfect for me. All windows are not showing at the top bar, too bad. Otherwise, it look quite modern.

Excellent impression of Cinnamon. I've tested Mint 13, and that might be the other distribution I'll use if someday I quit Ubuntu, for some reason (Canonical changing too many things?).
Is there a way to use Compiz on others desktops? I tried compiz --replace, but it cause a crash.

Too bad it doesn't seem to work with others desktops.. Not only it's super cool, but is also excellent to manage all my windows, using CCSM. I can make a windows more transparent, only appear on a selected workspace, and many others tweaks, just with CCSM.

And hey, you can have a pretty cool-looking GNOME 3 when set up right, I've been refining mine lately, and this is the final result: http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=240878&d=1364909039

Shell: DeLorean Dark. GTK: DkGreen. Window: Darkmint. Icon: Malys Uniblue.

tomek_wap
May 24th, 2013, 12:53 PM
Linux Mint with MATE is awesome. For me it is most ergonomic and practical desktop that Unity, Gnome 3 or Classic.
But on my Lenovo notebook there were some issues with sound volume in Mint ... the volume was way lower than in Ubuntu, even when set at 100%, it was just not loud enough, where in Ubuntu setting volume to 50-60% was very loud. Had some problems with internal mic. In Ubuntu (12/13) all works fine.

Tried Kubuntu and Xubuntu dekstops. Kubuntu took up too much hardware resources. Xubuntu is minimalistic, looks similar to Classic but lacks some small tweaks, keyboard shortcuts and so on. Also on Kubuntu I could not have separate panels for systray/icons (top panel as default) and another panel just for active apps/windows - looked for solution, tried playing around with extra panels, but no go :(

Installed too many desktops, and could not remove them properly (even when used commands: purge/remove), still had thos in desktop list when you log in, login screen also did not change back to Ubuntu one, as well as GRUB which switched to Kubuntu one ... one hell of a mess.

So now I'm with fresh installation of 12.04 LTS, with extra GNOME 3/Classic desktops.
And have a small dillema between those two.
GNOME 3 is fine, much nicer and better than Unity. I love they way you can quickly search for installed apps. But missing panels with active apps/windows, need to press "Window" key or move mouse to top left corner to see what's open, to see quick launch panel and so on. And all that may become a nuisance after a while. Also cannot see any notifications on chat clients like FB Messenger, KADU, Pidgin ...

Classic dekstop seems like a perfect solution, but it has some hiccups from time to time. In Ubuntu 13 could not close or minimise windows/apps just by clicking on close/minimise buttons ... just nothing was happening. That seemed like a bug, which still hasnt been fixed. That's very annoying.

In the end I would prefer Mint with MATE, but the sound issue ...