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Submission + - Why is Slashdot's website so slow?

ChocSnorfler writes: Why is the Slashdot website so slow now? I know that there was a hotly contested competition to design the site's new look and feel — but the general effect seems to be that the site has slowed down a whole lot. I have judged this from use over a period of months. Do other users agree? Do we need to club together to buy Slashdot another 386/4Mb server to bolster the website?

Submission + - Vista not playing nice with FPS games

PetManimal writes: "Computerworld reports that gamers who have installed Vista are reporting problems with first person-shooter titles such as CounterStrike, Half-Life 2, Doom 3 and F.E.A.R. (users have compiled lists of games with Vista issues here). The complaints, which have turned up on gamers' forums, cite crashes and low FPS rates. The problems, not surprisingly, relate to graphics hardware and software:

Experts blame still-flaky software drivers, Vista's complexity and a dearth of new video cards optimized for Vista's new rendering technology, DirectX 10. That's despite promises from Microsoft that Vista is backwards-compatible with XP's graphic engine, DirectX 9, and that it will support existing games. Meanwhile, games written to take advantage of DirectX 10 have been slow to emerge. And one Nvidia executive predicts that gamers may not routinely see games optimized for DirectX 10 until mid-2008.

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