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I have spent quite a lot of time searching for the answer to this question and have not found a definite answer yet. I was hoping that either someone directly involved with creating Mir or someone very knowledgeable about it's inner workings would be able to help answer my question.

The situation: For some odd reason my laptop lags horribly with Unity 3D & 2D (I have tried all kinds of tweaks and stuff and nothing I have found works). I use Gnome 3 and have no problems whatsoever with lag, but I wish I could run Unity.

The question: I was wondering If Mir was going to use less system resources than the current incarnation of Unity. Should get my hopes up, or just resign myself to a lighter desktop on my laptop?

Thank you!

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It probably won't be that much better at first, though it probably will become more optimized as it becomes more mature. I can't guarantee it though. –  DaboRoss Jun 13 '13 at 17:26
Most likely, because of the Convergence Strategy and one code base, Unity 8 (Unity Next, or the Unity that will run on top of Mir) will be optimised to run on phones. Thus, Unity as a whole will be fast and leaner. Like DaboRoss said, I can not guarantee it. –  Max Tither Jun 13 '13 at 17:53
This question is too speculative. –  poolie Jun 14 '13 at 3:34
Thanks for the responses, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed and see how it turns out. I'll just keep using Gnome3 for the time being. –  Cavaticus Jun 15 '13 at 16:37

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