Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Nov 2010 22:48 UTC, submitted by Michael
Linux "In recent weeks and months there has been quite a bit of work towards improving the responsiveness of the Linux desktop with some very significant milestones building up recently and new patches continuing to come. This work is greatly improving the experience of the Linux desktop when the computer is withstanding a great deal of CPU load and memory strain. Fortunately, the exciting improvements are far from over. There is a new patch that has not yet been merged but has undergone a few revisions over the past several weeks and it is quite small - just over 200 lines of code - but it does wonders for the Linux desktop."
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RE[2]: Comment by tetek
by Kebabbert on Wed 17th Nov 2010 11:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by tetek"
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"I don't get it - it's big halo cause linux programmers just discover that writing good code gives you good performance or that linux kernel is seriously flawed and needs work ASAP? And all that whining "linux is the best" was bullshit? I really don't get it ;)

The performance of the Linux kernel is absolutely fine for some kinds of roles. World best, in fact.

Microsoft says a Windows-based supercomputer has broken the petaflop speed barrier, but the achievement is not being recognized by the group that tracks the world's fastest supercomputers, because the same machine was able to achieve higher speeds using Linux.
This is not a valid conclusion. It says nothing about other OSes, such as Solaris.

This only proves that Linux is faster than Windows. This does not prove that Linux is fastest in the world, nor World's best.

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