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    Question Imagination or is it faster?

    I just installed 13.10 in a VM on my Mac. Is it my imagination or is 13.10 actually faster than 13.04?
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    Re: Imagination or is it faster?

    I've been testing since Dapper Drake... The development version is quite often faster than the version released at the end.

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    Re: Imagination or is it faster?

    Quote Originally Posted by John_McCourt View Post
    I've been testing since Dapper Drake... The development version is quite often faster than the version released at the end.
    Why do you think so? Is the final release bit bloated than the development release?

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    Re: Imagination or is it faster?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chanath View Post
    Why do you think so? Is the final release bit bloated than the development release?
    Not knowing what John_McCourt's previous user name was, but I imagine he is someone we all know. I find the exact opposite, the final release is usually faster than the development version.

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    Re: Imagination or is it faster?

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    Not knowing what John_McCourt's previous user name was, but I imagine he is someone we all know. I find the exact opposite, the final release is usually faster than the development version.
    +1

    My experience too, and I've also been dabbling with the development versions since Dapper.

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    Re: Imagination or is it faster?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeCrate View Post
    +1

    My experience too, and I've also been dabbling with the development versions since Dapper.

    I have found that some of the prior releases before the final release have worked super fast. I have created a folder for them called 'phenomisos'. They have this super fast 'live' action that actually works faster on some older machine (form the USB) that from the installed hdd.

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    Re: Imagination or is it faster?

    As of right now it's quite a bit faster. Hopefully that will still hold true when the release is final. My first Ubuntu experience was with 5.04. That seems such a long time ago.
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    Re: Imagination or is it faster?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Wilson View Post
    As of right now it's quite a bit faster. Hopefully that will still hold true when the release is final. My first Ubuntu experience was with 5.04. That seems such a long time ago.
    My issue is still that Gnome 2 is still way faster than unity.

    http://youtu.be/Sh-cnaJoGCw?t=22m50s

    yes kde has plasma widgets with awesome transparency! yes gnome shell... is full screen! yes Unity has buttons on the left! but why is it slower...
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    Re: Imagination or is it faster?

    Quote Originally Posted by ikt View Post
    My issue is still that Gnome 2 is still way faster than unity.
    yes kde has plasma widgets with awesome transparency! yes gnome shell... is full screen! yes Unity has buttons on the left! but why is it slower...
    I can only agree with you.
    To answer your question 'why is it slower' ( I guess you know the answer already )
    Because its full of bloatware, the focus seems to have been on prettiness and fancy effects rather than usability and speed. This doesn't mean that you cant have a pretty desktop that isn't blazing fast, it just means that the developers need to be aware of not to introduce speed bumps when they make their desktop environments and app's.
    That would mean KDE4 would be faster or at least on pair with KDE3, the same goes for Gnome and Unity.

    When the boot time was reduced from about a minute to 25-30 seconds that was a significant improvement, now the DE needs the same overhaul. with today's quad-core processors 8 gig's of RAM (or more) we should be able to boot faster, launch app's and handle multiple desktops much faster than we do at the moment.

    "Imagination or is it faster?" I would say maybe a little, else it's pure imagination (because you want it to be / the power of the placebo effect).
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    Re: Imagination or is it faster?

    For me on my Intel video graphics box 13.10 gets 1.7 sec, while 13.04 gets 2.1 sec, on gtkperf. It is noticeable!
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