Yea! One of many things I love about Linux is its blazing speed compared to Windows. I had to fall back on Windows 98 the other day due to an electrical storm knocking out my DSL (power-line conditioner/surge protection on the way now, to install tomorrow with any luck!)--and I was chagrined once again at (1) slowness, (2) lack of stability, (3) general STUPIDITY of that system.
Also, I had it in my head that Linux display was slightly, or a lot (depending on the app.) inferior to what I had been used to with Windows. Shows how memory deceives, because Windows definitely looked far WORSE (including anti-aliasing) than my Mandrake 9.1 ever looks.
Back in business with Linux now and with even more appreciation than before!