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Re: Firefox 3 hogging 90% CPU, can anything be done about this?



Hugh Caley wrote:
> Open-source alternatives are fine, but try to find a new machine that
> doesn't use an ATi or Nvidia graphics card.

Intel integrated chipsets.

In addition, several older, but still produced, ATI chipsets (up to the r5xx
series) have working 3D support in the Free Software radeon driver, and
work is ongoing (but not yet usable) on 3D support for the remaining common
hardware (current Radeons, i.e. r6xx and newer, thanks to AMD/ATI finally
having released specs; Nvidia hardware, by the nouveau project, with no
support whatsoever from Nvidia, so don't buy from them!). (WARNING: I
strongly recommend not buying hardware for which 3D support is not yet
working, it might take longer than expected to complete. Nouveau has been
working on 3D support for a while and it's still not ready. Buy an r5xx or
older Radeon (basically, the models which do NOT have "HD" in the name) or
an Intel integrated chipset (but NOT the GMA500 "Poulsbo").)

        Kevin Kofler


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