I was a bit underwhelmed by the speed of the new denovich.org. Since '96 denovich.com was hosted on a 486 66mhz (with EISA SCSI and Ethernet cards!) The new machine is a 1.3 Ghz Duron, with a 20gig WD IDE drive running Gentoo Linux. I finally got around checking a few things, and I discovered I was using the base IDE settings. A quick googling revealed some hdparms options Using his options, my buffered disk read speed increased from 3.78MB/sec to 46.72MB/sec. I think I'll go recompile the kernel for fun, just to try it out.