Hi there I'm not a zealot, but I'm fed up and needed to vent somewhere.......
I dual boot (currently) between Win 7 and Ubuntu 11.04
The point being it's the same hardware !!
/Rant mode on
OK, as you may or may not know (like a lot of us around here) I'm a MASSIVE Amiga fan.
I've been trying to set up the Amiga Forever emulator on my Win partition
(without much luck, it seemed to work better on XP and Vista (brrrr, shudder)).
But the thing is, Win takes a good 3-5 mins before the desktop is properly usable.
I only have 4 gadgets on the sidebar (clock, 2 weather items and a CPU meter).
At normal startup
(There's only few apps run at startup, and I've stopped the Java auto update,
as it was a massive resource hog, along with open office).
I've been using Win 7 for around 12-18 months and I hardly even use it.
Mostly for games and the odd piece of software. Again, the point is I don't clutter it up
with a bazillion unnecessary pieces of software, or apps.
Everything is soooo sloooooowwwwww !!! Slow to work, slow to respond. Slow to do anything !!!
It really is painful to use.
So I eventually get the emulation software installed........
Now it can't even find the ROM images to create an emulated Amiga !
They are there ! I can see them in an explorer window !
they were installed.
(I realise that there are a bunch of issues here, and that it's not all the OS's fault)
I then boot into Ubuntu, run Rhythmbox, Firefox (multiple tabs) a terminal session,
a firewall, Ubuntu's software center and this is running along at around 50% CPU usage.
Why? It's the same hardware !
(Again I do realise that different OS's will approach things differently
/Rant mode off
I've since installed UAE from the software center, copied across the ROM files from the original CD....
and guess what....? It seems I've got an emulated Amiga running.....
OK all I need to figure out now is, how to get UFO working and them I'm not
leaving the house again......
My PC system specs
CPU = AMD Athalon 3500+ (64 bit) single core
RAM = 3 GB
GFX = GeForce 8400 GS
(Quite pedestrian by todays standards)
Sorry about this, I just really needed to blow off some steam.