Kubuntu 11.10 ‘Low Fat Settings’ Package Promises Speed Boost, Lower Memory Usage
A new settings package available to install Kubuntu 11.10 claims to reduce memory usage and speed up boot times.
The package, aptly (no pun) named Kubuntu-Low-Fat-Settings, provides a set of ‘configuration options that …reduce memory usage as well as speed up KDE’s loading time’ by as much as 32% and 33% respectively.
The aim of the package is to allow users of older hardware the opportunity to run the Kubuntu desktop at an acceptable speed.
There is a ‘cost’ to using the Low Fat Settings package; inorder to create resource savings you lose various ‘eye candy’ functionality: –
Turns off compositing by default
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