[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu CNR deal
robitaille at ubuntu.com
Wed Feb 14 15:54:43 GMT 2007
On 2/14/07, Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen at canonical.com> wrote:
> * "Philip Wyett"
> | /me will leave alone the rush for eye candy that is currently in
> | progress and only supported on a few cards with in most cases
> | proprietary drivers. :-/
> To be fair; compiz and friends work just fine on this two year old
> Thinkpad X40 with just an i855 graphics chip. It's not really heavy
> for the graphics card, you just need the minimal OpenGL acceleration.
I have to second that one. I was really impress by the performance of
Feisty's compiz on my little Dell Latitude 110l with its integrated
intel 915gm ship. I was expecting more of a horror story, considering
all the stories about Vista's eye candy nowadays and the need for top
of the line graphics card to even be able to turn it on. But it
turned out to be quite fine in Ubuntu. The only thing is that you
need a bit of ram to drive it (the 256mb I used to have will not be
enough...but 768mb is fine). And the eye candy is oddly addictive for
me, something I didn't expect since I usually never go for the bling
in my daily desktop use.
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