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Of course, Anjuta was launched from a hot cache too, without any heavy background processes, etc.
X Server uses proprietary NVidia drivers, but I don't think it makes any difference. I've just retried it with NV driver (no acceleration at all) and there's no difference.
Cairo can use XRender (and OpenGL for that matter) only for compositing, it can't accelerate tesselation and curve drawing. QT also can use slower software renderer if you want quality.
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