My home computer had been freezing randomly pretty regularly, so my boss divvied out the cash to get new parts to replace the broken bits (it helps that I do a lot of work at home (some of which is unsolicited)).
As I was upgrading the motherboard, and the new system wouldn’t work with my CPU and RAM, I got a handy speed boost out of it as well – out with the 512MB & AMD K6 1.7GHz, and in with 1GB & Intel Celeron D 2.66GHz.
Must say – my initial thoughts are: “holy shit, this is comfortable!”.
I have my x server running with lots of translucency, which would have caused my old system to slow to a crawl, but this one just shrugs and carries on! Bloody fantastic!
At last, I can see what the xcomposite hackers were raving about. Can’t wait for all the other gl-style goodies to get integrated! If only I was a C programmer, I’d jump in and try help out.
Now, I’m gonna see if I can get Thief 3 running through wine, before getting a bit of work done.