"The biggest surprise (shock?) to me was the stark contrast
between performance with only 256Mb of memory, and performance with
512Mb. I tease the Gnome crowd a lot for being chubby, but I didn't
realize that the weight problem had exceeded 256Mb. That's not
overweight, that's clinical obesity.
"I wish I could've seen what was going on inside that machine
while it was operating under duress. I can't imagine all the
garbage that must've been swirling around while it was trying to
load, swap, display a desktop, manage a network, and so forth.
Putting in another 256Mb stick was an act of pity, not