Thanks for all of your input
i would like to thank you all for your helpful insights as to alternative programs for me to use.
i have just one more question... i am currently using a
ATI RADEON 9000 PRO and was wondering if the drivers that came pre installed on my fresh mandrake 9.1 was the newest available.
i have checked out the ati site and the drivers they had there were for x86 4.2 or something... i tried downloading those but when i tried to install i was told that my copy of x86 was v4.3, not v4.2.
the reason i ask this is because the 2d acceleration on my desktop seems a bit wacko.. like its not smooth.. i cant drag windows around without them lagging a bit.. is this something that most users experience? i dont remember getting such performance issues on my winxp ...
amd xp 1700+
80gig maxtor hd
mandrake 9.1 w/KDE
radeon 9000 pro w/ sony cpd g400