What can I do to speed up QGIS panning and zoom in/out?
I did not include any layer information in my question because it is still subjective. It's just that I cherish having an open source gis package to work with at home. I use ArcGIS at work and it hangs up and dies from time to time but it seems to be just a hair faster when I want to pan and zoom. A few seconds makes a user experience.
EDIT: Adding data is slow. The dialogue box pops up just a bit faster in ArcGIS.
Maybe it's the machine, Intel Core i3?