I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a VirtualBox machine, which I am planning to use for Java/Web development. After my first steps, I noticed that the CPU usage is very high even when I do simple tasks like browsing files with
htop I can see that it is
compiz utilizing the CPU heavily.
I have already tried to disable the effects and animations with
compizconfig-settings-manager, but it did not change much. I would like to keep the new Unity interface if possible.
A list of steps that leads to the best result would be great.