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Insane browser CPU use, makes laptop freeze

I seem to be having a problem with browsers using a lot of cpu and thus freezing the computer temporarily.

On debian 7 this started to happen with iceweasel, so i switched to chromium. 207 more words


Desktop Environments - Linux - Order of Preference

Over these past five years I’ve been using five of the major desktop environments, regularly. My usual Linux distribution is fedora but I’ve had my fair share of experiences with Ubuntu and Mint as well. 256 more words


Trying out MATE

So its true. MATE is lighter on the processor compared to Gnome 3. I can feel a significant reduction in heat on my laptop and I’ve stopped hearing my cpu fan pushing hard for slight processor heavy tasks on my desktop. 84 more words


Pimp your GNOME! How to upgrade desktop environment

Compared any Linux-distro with Windows or OS X, it was counted that Linux is worse by desktop part. End-users said Linux DE`s can’t provide opportunity to make your desktop interesting and beautiful. 1,908 more words


[Linux] Desktop Environment

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install cinnamon

This is how to install Cinnamon desktop environment.

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From LXDE to KDE - a step forward?

L3net presents an intriguing comparison of Linux desktops with varying memory consumption effects. Hard desktop environments require more computing power, but often fail with segmentation errors. 194 more words


Xfce4, LXDE, and Openbox

What I need is performance, eye candy is optional.

My primary desktop environment is Xfce, as it is more lightweight than GNOME, KDE, or Cinnamon (Mate is out of my choice), yet it has more goodies (plugins) than LXDE. 717 more words