Re: windows focus

On Wed, 2003-09-10 at 11:59, Ross Burton wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-09-10 at 11:55, Marcin Antczak wrote:
> > Yesterday I installed Windows XP on my system which is (I know it is 
> > very old...) PII 400 MHz,RAM 512 MB, HDD ATA100 Barracuda IV, Nvidia
> > Gforce2...
> > 
> > And what can I say - I was shocked how smooth it runs...
> > I is a lot faster than my rather fresh Gnome Desktop - ewerything taken
> > from Matt's apt repository and Rawhide (distribution is RH 9 but almost
> > everyting is upgraded).
> Personally I'm shocked at how bad the recent nVidia drivers are on
> "slower" systems.  I have a Athlon 2000+XP and a GeForce2 MX, and
> recently upgraded from nvidia 2xxx (can't recall exact version) to the
> latest release (44xx?) and was disgusted at how much slower it is.  I
> recommend everyone who uses the nVidia drivers digs out a copy of the
> older drivers (2xxx or 3xxx) and see if they improve performance.

And I recommend people stop buying hardware that has crappy proprietary
drivers, or at least, stop complaining about them on the GNOME mailing

Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net> 
The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry
them in hot grease. 

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