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[Which is better] Ubuntu Gnome vs Ubuntu (unity)

azhar22k profile image Azhar Khan ・2 min read

Hello everyone, well it's been a long time, I didn't write any blog. The reason for the same is that I was messing up with my laptop in try new Operating systems.

I'm a person who really doesn't like windows ( except in terms of Visual Studio because it is the best IDE I have ever used.)

I'm a Linux lover especially Ubuntu. I have tried several Linux distros in recent years including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Red Hat, BOSS, Kali and many more.

Recently I installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 on my laptop instead of regular Ubuntu 15.10 with unity desktop and experienced a great difference in terms of performance and usage.

Before Proceeding I will like to tell you that I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 64 bit in dual boot with Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1 64 bit on Acer Emachines E732Z with

  • 2 GB RAM
  • 320 GB Hard disk
  • 780 MB graphics memory
  • Intel HD graphics
  • Intel Pentium P6200 Let's discuss on several points

Look and feel

For people who still think Linux a dark world must try this. Ubuntu Gnome comes with Gnome 3.16.4 give an even better look than windows 8.1 and 10

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You will get a mixed feeling of running windows 8.1 and MAC book. UNLIKE Ubuntu Unity desktop you will get the option to choose different wallpaper on desktop and lock screen.

Gnome has a different style of notifications and you can even see them afterwords by pressing Windows+v.
Gnome comes with a great expendable library of extensions and can be downloaded and installed by one click from https://extensions.gnome.org/


As per my personal experience, Gnome runs more smoothly as compared to unity and even consumes less RAM.
When I used Unity, average ram usage was 1.2GB whereas with GNOME it is 800 MBs
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