Yellow Dog Linux
is now residing on a happy Strawberry iMacDV at school. I did some very basic, non realistic benchmarking on it to compare with the G4 Server (MacOS X Server).
Compiled Apache+PHP4.0 with the same configuration on both. iMacDV (G3/64MB) compiled PHP4.0 in 3m21.908s and Apache 1.3.12 in 43.391s. The G4 Server (256MB + UW-SCSI HD) compiled PHP4 in 3m40.756s and Apache in 1m0.226s. I was shocked. Is there an explanation for this? Is it just the difference in how Mach/BSD and Linux multitask... Perhaps some "real" benchmarking is in order.
I'm now using the Helix GNOME Debian packages. Very nice, even though it has slowed my laptop down. Found a slight oopsie in the task-helix-gnome package, it didn't require gnome-control-center, causing a puzzled look on my face until I tailed .gnome-errors . Thanks Peter of Helix Code.
Radagast, excellent job on the GNOME website! The only thing missing, IMHO, is the ability to search the GNOME Software Map