|Quake 2? Wasn't that released in the mid 90s? |
Are you having trouble with Flash video or Flash games? From what I've seen, YouTube's Flash-based player requires a DirectX9c video card (with shader model 3 support) to enable basic hardware acceleration under Flash 11. A video card with an MPEG-4 decode block is required for full hardware acceleration (so basically any DX10 or later video card/IGP).
And stay far away from Linux if you're after decent Flash performance.
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