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Ubuntu GUI slows to a crawl when doing CPU heavy stuff

For a clients site we have an Ant-build that is highly parallelized. The build consists of multiple GWT modules that are all quite heavy and built in parallel. The build takes about 5 minutes or so. ...
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1answer
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Optimize graphics performance with (2) attached displays

I have a retina MacBook Pro and 2 cinema displays attached to it. If I unplug the displays I get quite good performance in games, obviously when they are attached that's not the case (because the VRAM ...
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What image scaling/interpolation algorithm does OS X use? [closed]

All of Apple's software uses a distinctive image scaling algorithm built into the OS. Both OS X and iOS use it. It might seem like a silly question, but does anybody know what it's called and/or how ...
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3answers
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Disable double buffering entirely or render cursor without double buffering in OS X?

Currently, in OS X, the entire system is drawn using double buffering through Quartz. The purpose of this is, as far as I know, to eliminate screen tearing. The reason I would like double buffering ...
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How to disable OpenGL threaded optimization on Mac OS X?

How can I do the equivalent of this on my 2009 Mac Mini (Mac OS X Lion):
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1answer
725 views

Photoshop Doesn't Have Smooth Gradients on a Specific Monitor

After using Photoshop on a daily basis for the past few years, today when I booted up I noticed that photoshops gradients were no longer smooth for me on my laptop monitor. Here's an example: ...
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What's a good OSX counterpart for Paint.Net

I love Paint.Net on Windows. It's easy, free and gets the job done. I am looking for something similar for my mac. Preview is able to resize or crop, but sometimes I want to add a shape or combine ...
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1answer
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Viewing Postscript (or PDF) on OS X: Aliasing issues

I am generating postscript graphics and am trying to find a balance between non-aliasing and over-aliasing. If I use the raw ghostscript viewer gs on the Postscript, it looks good. The text appears ...
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Resolution Independence on OSes?

I know this isn't really a question, but has there been any recent advancements or news about Resolution Independence in any of the major OSes? (Windows / Mac / Linux) I'm quite interested in the ...
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Mac OS X: easiest (free, non-QuickTime Pro) application for converting numbered folder of images to movie

I'd like to convert a folder of PNGs into a quicktime .mov with PNG compression (it's a folder of fractals in an animation; PNG compression works great here and the losslessness is important). What ...
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What is the best Paint-like program for Mac OS X? [closed]

I would like to have a similar program as MS Paint for OS X such that I can fast and easily add trivial text to my pictures.