Friday, August 27, 2010

Linux Desktop Will be More Responsive

Linux kernel developers has tried so hard to improve desktop responsiveness by adding more patches in the current development version of 2.6.36. Phoronix has written an article about it. Even so, it will not be fully deployed in 2.6.36 and most of the patches will be pushed to the mainline kernel when merge window for 2.6.37 has been opened, which means that we will see those improvements next year, as one release will take about three months and it's considered too late to push this in 2.6.36 as Linus is very strict lately (which is good in some circumstances) about merging new features.