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: Comment by tetek
by mansz on Wed 17th Nov 2010 09:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by tetek"
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Well the thing is that Linus have always wanted the kernel to be as generic as possible so he did not want to put in to may scheduler in the Linux kernel. And since Linux is developed not only to run on a desktop the scheduler have not always been optimized for desktop use. Windows and probably OSX scheduler have alway been prioritized GUI processes before the none GUI processes but this is an area that Linux have been lacking. There is patches for this but Linus did not want them to be part of the kernel since he do not want to may schedulers. This patch should probably solve this issue.

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