FF9 feels significally faster in rendering, but maybe it's just because I also changed the computer.

And by the way, why do you have to mention apple in every post? I thought this was a site about linux, not IT news. Whether stuff works on other oses isn't relevant.

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I don't read unix here. I don't read bsd. I don't read windows. I don't read proprietary evil conglomerate. I just read linux. Better change that text if it's no longer applicable.