The release of GNOME Shell 3.32 is scheduled for March 13, 2019. This new release brings some real performance enhancements that make this heavy Linux desktop environment easier. GNOME Shell is used by default on Ubuntu and many other Linux distributions.
The GNOME Shell desktop environment has been quite extensive for a long time compared to other Linux desktop environments. As Ubuntu news site OMG! Ubuntu! notes:
The GNOME shell desktop is often criticized as something "heavy". Folks is convinced that the memory at startup is comparatively high, the CPU is loaded and there is a user interface that often stutters frames or frames during operation.
But it gets better. These latest enhancements are thanks to both the GNOME Upstream project and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu. Georges Stavracas, a developer who has done a lot of work, describes many technical details in his blog. A number of improvements result in improved frame rates, smoother start animations, and faster symbol loading times. It is also working on reducing GPU usage.
Canonical's Daniel Van Vugt has also worked a lot on GNOME Shell's performance. These patches are not just for Ubuntu ̵
These enhancements will be available as part of GNOME 3.32.0, which should ship on March 13, 2019. But you will not get it then. You'll have to wait for your Linux distribution to ship the new GNOME server, often as part of a new release. For example, GNOME 3.32.0 will be included as part of Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco Dingo," due to be released on April 18, 2019.
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