Modern computers are fast but usually developers overload them with all the stuff they can find. I know I do that. And then they start to slow down again. On this topic I’ve found two interesting stories lately:
- The other news has to do with speeding up the Linux Desktop, by a small change (~200 lines) in the kernel scheduler source code. The rationality behind this patch is that groups tasks according the TTY they are attached to. Some videos showed that this new approach can increase dramatically the perceived responsiveness of the system.
(PERCEIVED) SPEED MATTERS! A LOT!