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    12.04 LTS without Unity : will it be faster with traditional GNOME desktop?

    If I switch from the Unity UI to a traditional GNOME desktop, will it be faster?
    (ref. this article: http://deviceguru.com/ubuntu-11-10-without-shell-shock/)
    Specks of my PC are: P4, 768 MB RAM, 80 GB HDD.

    Thanks,

    Vineet

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    Re: 12.04 LTS without Unity : will it be faster with traditional GNOME desktop?

    Yes, it will be faster. For the "traditional" Gnome desktop, install gnome-session-fallback to get the classic Ubuntu desktop.

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    Re: 12.04 LTS without Unity : will it be faster with traditional GNOME desktop?

    since gnome-session-fallback installs also gnome-shell, you might prefer to install gnome-panel, that only has the gnome 2 classic desktop.
    And if you wish an even more faster desktop environment, you may choose "gnome classic (no effects)" at the login.

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    Re: 12.04 LTS without Unity : will it be faster with traditional GNOME desktop?

    No it dosen't. gnome-shell and gnome-session-fallback are entirely separate enviroments in Ubuntu 13.04 and earlier. You can install one without the other.

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    Re: 12.04 LTS without Unity : will it be faster with traditional GNOME desktop?

    Thanks for your replies.
    Let me try it out.

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    Re: 12.04 LTS without Unity : will it be faster with traditional GNOME desktop?

    Quote Originally Posted by kitsuneinari78 View Post
    No it dosen't. gnome-shell and gnome-session-fallback are entirely separate enviroments in Ubuntu 13.04 and earlier. You can install one without the other.
    as far as I have been able to experiment, every time I have installed gnome-session-fallback there was available also gnome-shell as desktop environment.
    Perhaps I have made something wrong, but is it wrong running
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback

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    Re: 12.04 LTS without Unity : will it be faster with traditional GNOME desktop?

    I made some notes about using the classic (no effects) DE here:

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

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    Re: 12.04 LTS without Unity : will it be faster with traditional GNOME desktop?

    Quote Originally Posted by alan9800 View Post
    as far as I have been able to experiment, every time I have installed gnome-session-fallback there was available also gnome-shell as desktop environment.
    Perhaps I have made something wrong, but is it wrong running
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback
    If you add the --no-install-recommends flag to your command, then only GNOME Classic will be installed. I believe the name of the flag is self-explanatory.

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    Re: 12.04 LTS without Unity : will it be faster with traditional GNOME desktop?

    Quote Originally Posted by d-vineet View Post
    If I switch from the Unity UI to a traditional GNOME desktop, will it be faster?
    Another thought...

    I have Ubuntu Unity 12.04LTS on a Toshiba Satellite c655-s5503, I noticed some sluggish response in Dash and Firefox.
    In System Settings > Privacy > Application tab, I add Firefox Web Browser - Do Not Log Activity.

    Dash is now responsive and it sped up Firefox. Overall, my system seems smooth and responsive by adjusting NO Indexing of Firefox. I like the search function of Dash with my local system - just seemed redundant to include Firefox in Dash, as Firefox has a history function for searching data. That is to say, I can do data search within the application of Firefox - no need to duplicate that function in Dash, and slow my system.

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    Re: 12.04 LTS without Unity : will it be faster with traditional GNOME desktop?

    You might find that Xubuntu or Lubuntu perform much better on your computer.

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