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]: BeOS like ?
by rob_mx on Wed 17th Nov 2010 03:20 UTC 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[4]: BeOS like ?
by Laurence on Wed 17th Nov 2010 17:41 in reply to "RE[3]: BeOS like ?"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

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

Sequencers might and there would be a genuine justification for them in doing so.

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RE[4]: BeOS like ?
by phoudoin on Fri 19th Nov 2010 08:04 in reply to "RE[3]: BeOS like ?"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

Multithreading is nothing without a good scheduler.

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