|KDE is probably the most complete desktop environment for Linux. It is also accused of being the one that consumes the most resources. To speed it up, the trick is to reduce some of its features, but it does not turn into a vulgar desktop.|
Make changes automatically
Low Fat Settings promises to increase the speed and reduce the memory consumption of KDE. This package called Kubuntu-Low-Fat-Settings, provides a set of configuration options that attempts to reduce memory usage as well as speed up KDE loading time by 32% and 33% respectively.
Some of the settings it includes:
- Composition off by default
- It disables the automatic loading of various modules, such as bluedevil, the free space notifier, some Nepomuk services and other components.
- It reduces the number of KRunner default plugins that are loaded automatically.
- Reduces the amount of graphic effects used in window decoration.
The goal of the package is to allow users with older hardware the opportunity to run the Kubuntu desktop at an acceptable speed.
To install the package just:
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-low-fat-settings
Make changes "by hand"
Those without Kubuntu can make the changes by hand. In the following video several of them are shown:
For more information, I recommend reading Ubuntu Forums.