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2007-04-26 17:49:13.557541+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

So I recently fired up the Windows box, and on a lark turned on Steam and tried the latest version of Counter-Strike. Wow. That game used to really fly and be fun, but as the "upgrades" and "enhancements" have continued the frame rate has dropped and... well...

So I downloaded the PrBoom Doom engine and the Freedoom maps and spent five minutes reliving 1994.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-04-26 19:57:01.110917+00 by: ebradway

I'm beginning to think all software and especially Operating Systems perform like roller coasters:

You start off with a nice new machine with a bare operating system and everything runs smooth and fast - like going down a nice even hill. Then patches and "upgrades" and clutter slowly degrade your system performance. This continues until the next release of the OS that is designed to include the patches and upgrades and you speed back downhill - only to start climbing again.