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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.
What’s the catch?

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
Reduces the number of Krunner plugins loaded by default
Reduce the amount of effects used in the window decoration
Disables the automatic loading of various system modules – such as the free space notifier, Nepomuk services, and others

Read more at OMG! Ubuntu

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