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Comment: Re:E17 already. (Score 1) 798

by Shillo (#37906762) Attached to: Are Power Users Too Cool For Ubuntu Unity?

Actually, the Unity's problem is exactly the opposite. Functionality/eyecandy is just fine assuming polish is there, too. As is, Unity looks acceptable and gets the job done (IMHO), but it is also buggy to the point of uselessness. Note that not all the bugs are necessarily Unity's fault: 1) project at work (OpenGL) + 2) Unity's compositing + 3) NVidia drivers on the Quadra I have to use = can't do work. Given that I absolutely need 1 and 3, Unity has to go.

Strangely, enough, I have no problems with plain Compiz. Dunno what else Unity is doing, but I suspect the transparent overlay doesn't come for free.

Comment: Re:some people actually use their computer (Score 1) 193

by Shillo (#37301550) Attached to: Intel and AMD May Both Delay Next-Generation CPUs

for something more useful than Starcraft

If you think you need more CPU for desktop than for gaming, you are doing something seriously wrong, no matter how many VMs you use. Seriously, check the hardware requirements for, say, Starcraft 2. It totally owned my machine before I last upgraded. The same machine that practically flies for development, VMs and computational fluid dynamics. Yes, it uses on-access virus scanning and W7.

4G ram

There's your problem. VMs are big. Swapping to hard disk is slow. More CPU won't help. You need more RAM.

Either that or your antivirus is crap; on-access scanning will spam your hard disk with seeks. No CPU will help you with that.

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