Yes, the sawtooth is fine . . . more or less does what needs to be done. Might have to revise my previous statement about 10.4.11 . . . spent the morning in Xubun 12.04 with the latest kernel update from today. Nothing was overly zippy, but added "ublock origen" which seems to cut out the Gmail & Yahoo & FB "scripts" and running FF with a number of tabs open . . . things "got done."
Only problem is that Xubun 12 doesn't seem to do "suspend" . . . I like to be able to put the computer to "sleep" when I step away for lunch. So, I have to reboot into OSX to get "sleep." Today, waking up from sleep in 10.4 . . . wow, some kind of "shift" into the slo-mo lane . . . more times where clicking on something did not result in something happening . . . links not opening, spinning beachball or Progress circle spinning, but nothing happening. Took many spinning beachblls to get the XYMer log in window to even show for like 10 ***minutes*** or more . . . this was in Ten4Fox . . . do have a bunch of tabs open . . . did recently add "adblock lite" (which seemed to previously "help" things move through the 450MHz a little faster) . . . .
Today, wow . . . reaaalllllyyyyyy sloooooowwwww. Flipped over to an old install of FF . . . one that wouldn't install the edition of adblock . . . and back to some semblance of "speed." Got into Gmail pretty quick, found the email from XYMer . . . clicked on the link . . . done deal. Hard to know what's up . . . sudden tide change on the web where 10.4.11 just isn't cutting it? Ten4Fox not handling the adblock add-on . . . now in FF 3.6.17 . . . . OK except it gives me the low res version of Gmail the way SeaMonkey does . . . .