Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jul 2006 17:09 UTC, submitted by IdaAshley
Linux "The Linux kernel continues to evolve, incorporating new technologies and gaining in reliability, scalability, and performance. One of the most important features of the 2.6 kernel is a scheduler implemented by Ingo Molnar. This scheduler is dynamic, supports load-balancing, and operates in constant time -- O(1). This article explores these attributes of the Linux 2.6 scheduler, and more."
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RE[3]: Improving, but still...
by smashIt on Thu 6th Jul 2006 01:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Improving, but still..."
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There is also the fact that Windows just plays a lot of shady tricks with scheduling to artificially boost response time. It gives the foreground window special priveleges just for being in front. These increase the feeling of responsiveness without actually making anything faster, but also make the system much less predictable under load.

I wouldn't call it shady tricks.
windows is a desktop os.
and as such, optimising for the active application is a valid methode. If you don't like it, just disable this feature.

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