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Mozilla Ponders Major Firefox UI Refresh

real_smiff check Slide8 for a laugh (282 comments)

so they spent the last few years making each version look different ("native"), and now they want to make them all look the same again? great. how about: 1) the crashes and memleaks that are still there. firefox is currently using 2.3GB RAM on my Mint11 system and it's only been running a few hours since it last crashed. 2) the horrendously inefficient database format used for local storage. anyone tried using FF over NFS? it takes twice as long to start as opera, and about 5x as long as Chromium. Now i realise not the same people work on that stuff as on UI design, but that picture of the airflow around sports car? Slide8. hilarious. someone is getting paid to produce this rubbish? depressing.

about 2 years ago

XBMC4XBOX 3.0.1 Stable Released

real_smiff the reason this is important for xbox users (57 comments)

is that since the xbox split, XBMC mainline has changed to a new "Addon" system, meaning all current plugins wouldn't work on the Xbox - that is, if it weren't for this X4X v3 work. the range of plugins available now have made even LAN shares of "aquired" content pretty much obselete.. check out: iPlayer (if in the UK) Icefilms Navi-X and others: http://www.xbmc4xbox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1877 prepare to be blown away if you've not used XBMC for a few years.. and the Xbox is still good enough for almost all the plugin content as that's SD Xvid anyway for streaming.

more than 2 years ago

The ~200 Line Linux Kernel Patch That Does Wonders

real_smiff Re:will this help with the swap-paralysis problem? (603 comments)

who said anything about KDE? that netbook is runnning Mint9 and Gnome. one of the most common setups there is. and before you say upgrade the RAM, that's difficult on an Aspire One!

more than 3 years ago

The ~200 Line Linux Kernel Patch That Does Wonders

real_smiff Re:will this help with the swap-paralysis problem? (603 comments)

ah i see this regularly on my netbook with 512MB RAM and a slow SSD; just by having too many firefox tabs open. didn't realise it was a known problem. yes very annoying indeed. thanks for bringing it up...

more than 3 years ago

The ~200 Line Linux Kernel Patch That Does Wonders

real_smiff performance on older systems (603 comments)

presumably if this helps under heavy cpu load, it may benefit older systems the most? is this true? anyone tried on single core? have read RTFA and they use some i7 thing that i would umm expect to be responsive ;)

more than 3 years ago

The ~200 Line Linux Kernel Patch That Does Wonders

real_smiff backport? (603 comments)

any chance of backport of this e.g. to .35 kernel for use in ubuntu maverick? i could use that :) or even to .32 for use in 10.04 LTS..

more than 3 years ago

HD-DVD Confirmed For Xbox 360

real_smiff Re:Same thing as PS2 Hard drive (260 comments)

the N64 had unified memory, so it was a (4MB-RD)RAM upgrade. it cost about £20 (i dont think thats cheap) and was very hard to find. only a few games required it (DK64, ZeldaMM,..) the 1st of which it shipped with. you probably know the N64 was not a very succesful console, but not due to the RAM.

anyway 1) this doesnt make sense now that RAM is so relatively cheap vs the entire cost of the console 2) yes the constant specs are definately a +ve of consoles that MS f**ks with at their peril.

now back on topic:
IMHO has botched the launch of the xbox2 by not including the HD-DVD-ROM, they should have waited a few months for this and several other things to be included.

more than 8 years ago


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