Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I've had a couple of very pleasant surprises with the Netbook Remix of the Lucid Release Candidate this weeend. First, I was going to load the full version on my beloved little HP 2133 Mini-Note, but I realized that I only had the 64-bit full version, and the 32-bit Netbook Remix. So I thought what the heck, I'll give it a try. When I've loaded it before on the 2133 it was painfully slow to use, because of the limited Chrome9 video driver. This time, though, I could see as soon as I booted the Live USB that it was a lot better. It loaded without any trouble at all, and runs very nicely, with none of the awful 5-10 second delay as icons changed that it had before. I don't honestly know if they have improved the Chrome driver, as the ATI and nVidia drivers have been, or if they have just made the UNR user interface work better with lower performance graphic drivers. Whichever it is, it's really nice.