yeah. after much deliberation i wrote the hardy distro to a cd and installed it. it took many attempts, the md5sum of the iso being fine. i couldn’t think of why the CD wouldn’t boot. pachi suggests that it could be a burning error. (twice, huh!) it happens to be that. the 3rd time, when i wisely use a rewritable cd – it all works fine !
anyway, why i am mentioning this at all is because – for the first time compiz does work as intended on my computer without noticeable drag.
i remember having put much effort a year and a half ago, with suse. it’d worked decently.
after i’d switched to ubuntu a little later, it never did work. i had come to believe my graphics processor won’t support it until Vista beta came along and aero worked fine ! if windows can do it. so should ubuntu. after that, every distribution release, i’ve been upgrading / installing and it hadn’t come close to working fine yet.
that’s it. it’s cool. not that it’s a wonder. but still..
PS: two unsettled issues yet – playing rmvb on totem (solved after installing realplayer for linux), and low video quality (compared to windows, yea surely).
looks good though and is visibly faster. even the internet connection seems much much faster , comes as a surprise !!
like someone said –
“Linux is only free if you don’t count your time”
but still better than my windows? where network doesn’t work. network stops working after arbit amounts of time after login.
google it. happens to many (no its not your ISP issue). try Winsock Fix. slightly better i feel, but not alright!
Hardy is good. i now only miss some 3rd party software (and better video)
long time draft. was pending publish.