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: BeOS like ?
by Soulbender on Wed 17th Nov 2010 00:14 UTC in reply to "BeOS like ?"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

Maybe, maybe not? No-one opens 2000 Nautilus windows and no-one watches 10 movies and listens to 50 MP3's at the same time.
Maybe Linux is more concerned with being actaully usefull rather han boasting pointless accomplishments.

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RE[2]: BeOS like ?
by Tuishimi on Wed 17th Nov 2010 00:36 in reply to "RE: BeOS like ?"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

You're no fun, sometimes! ;)

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RE[2]: BeOS like ?
by Valhalla on Wed 17th Nov 2010 02:08 in reply to "RE: BeOS like ?"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

Maybe, maybe not? No-one opens 2000 Nautilus windows and no-one watches 10 movies and listens to 50 MP3's at the same time.

Don't knock it until you try it.

Whoooooooaaaaaa what a rideeeeeee!!!!!!

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RE[2]: BeOS like ?
by rob_mx on Wed 17th Nov 2010 03:20 in reply to "RE: BeOS like ?"
rob_mx Member since:
2005-08-04

Maybe, maybe not? No-one opens 2000 Nautilus windows and no-one watches 10 movies and listens to 50 MP3's at the same time.
Maybe Linux is more concerned with being actaully usefull rather han boasting pointless accomplishments.


No, but there are people that use audio editing applications with dozens of audio channels where latency matters. That is where being able to play 50 streams of audio at the same time without hiccups might be useful ;)

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RE[3]: BeOS like ?
by f0dder on Wed 17th Nov 2010 07:58 in reply to "RE[2]: BeOS like ?"
f0dder Member since:
2009-08-05

Hopefully no audio application uses one thread per channel while mixing.

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RE[2]: BeOS like ?
by Fergy on Wed 17th Nov 2010 14:22 in reply to "RE: BeOS like ?"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Maybe, maybe not? No-one opens 2000 Nautilus windows and no-one watches 10 movies and listens to 50 MP3's at the same time.
Maybe Linux is more concerned with being actaully usefull rather han boasting pointless accomplishments.

If you gave Win95 32MB of memory and a P200 it would run really nice and as long as you didn't do too much(more than 1 heavy program) with it. Now if I have a system with 3200MB of memory and 4x a P2000 I should in theory be able to do at least 10x as much without any stutters.
Something went wrong with multitasking desktops and this patch seems so be a big step towards fixing it.

Edited 2010-11-17 14:23 UTC

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RE[3]: BeOS like ?
by helf on Wed 17th Nov 2010 14:44 in reply to "RE[2]: BeOS like ?"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

My pentium 75 laptop with 40mb of ram running windows 95 begs to differ :p

(I run windows since the CT65565 video card has crap linux support and I don't wanna just run with a cli)

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