From: stormreaver
Written: 2009-08-07 09:17:10.272171
Subject: Kubuntu 9.10 Desktop Effects

The desktop effects for 9.10 are amazingly smooth now. The KDE and Kubuntu developers have done a fantastic job with the compositing effects. I'm totally impressed. Even more impressive is that the load average on my machine is near zero (unless I enable desktop snow, in which case KWin starts chomping down the CPU cycles).

And it bears mentioning that I'm running the alpha, not the final release (which isn't due for a couple more months).
From: stormreaver
Written: 2009-08-07 09:21:33.594948
Actually, I should revise that a little bit. When something is being actively composited, KWin's CPU usage spikes considerably. When compositing activities finish, KWin settles down to low CPU usage (on my dual core 2GHz system, KWin hovers around 5% CPU with compositing enabled.

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