In the next tutorial I will explain them how to make Ubuntu 12.04 lighter, Installing one of the desktops most similar to classic gnome but consuming much less resources.
The desktop in question is Razor-QT, And is a very valid form of reduce resource consumption of Ubuntu 12.04.
The desktop has its own configuration application, it has the ability to add connectors and widgets and is very similar to classic gnome, With the big difference that we have the application menu floating, for it to appear we just have to right-click anywhere in our desktop.
To install in Ubuntu 12.04The first thing we need to do is add the repositories of Razor-QT:
- its add-apt-repository ppa: razor-qt / ppa
We update the list of packages with the command:
And finally we installed the application with the following command line:
- sudo apt-get install razorqt
Now to run the application, we just have to log out current, and open a new one by selecting the desktop Razor-QT from the login options.
Once opened, we can immediately see yours similarity to classical gnome, But we can also check its extreme lightness, because in just a couple of seconds we will have our desktop active and ready to work, which for example with gnome-shell or Unity does not happen, as it takes a few seconds longer to get started and, if we have a computer a little fair of resources, we can see how it slows us down and it can be a real ordeal to perform any action.
This desktop for your simplicity and lightness it is ideal for somewhat old or under-resourced computers.
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