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 tetek on Wed 17th Nov 2010 10:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by tetek"
tetek
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2010-10-04

Use arguments

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RE[3]: Comment by tetek
by gilboa on Wed 17th Nov 2010 11:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by tetek"
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2005-07-06

Your question is based on two assumptions:
A. Kernel development (especially code profiling) is easy.
B. Finding the right balance between interactive and non-interactive processes is easy - especially when dealing with generic kernel schedulers, such as the Linux scheduler.

- Gilboa

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RE[4]: Comment by tetek
by tetek on Wed 17th Nov 2010 12:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by tetek"
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2010-10-04

OK, but Linux has community for about what? 15 years? For 15 years no one done it right? What changed? It was pure luck? We have now better tools? We are smarter now (as a population)? We know more about operation systems theory?
And especially - why no one bother to do it earlier? It's system core - it has to be top - notch!

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