Image thumbnails - blindingly fast on Ubuntu (vs. Windows)?

I'm at work, just finishing up my lunch period, and I'm really wishing I had access to my Ubuntu machine right now.

The reason? I just put in a CD of 200 images - one of my backup CDs - and was hoping to get a quick glance at what images were contained on the CD.

However, Windows was crawling through the thumbnail generation. Adobe Bridge isn't much faster (but is what I ended up going with).

Grr ...