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[3]: Comment by tetek
by lemur2 on Wed 17th Nov 2010 22:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by tetek"
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In shocking news, operating systems that don't maintain a 20+ year compatibility run faster than ones that do.

Windows HPC doesn't maintain a 20+ year binary compatibility.

Most Linux systems will be able to compile & run source code written 20 years ago without much problem.

Edited 2010-11-17 22:08 UTC

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