Yes, the new VM has fixed my performance problems on this blog.
It was easy to upgrade and all very seamless. I did do it while walking through LAX.
I guess I will add to my warning about $1 icons (beware of $1 icons) a warning about $5 VMs:
Beware of any VM that only costs $5/month.
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