Linux on Desktops

By: Shankhadeep (, July 25, 2007 2:15 pm
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But is the focus on Enterprise workloads a bit too much that desktop performance suffers? Consider the facilities Microsoft introduced in Windows Vista regarding software prefetching for example, or a better driver model for video card 3d acceleration. Are there developers looking into these features for Linux and would changes to the core kernel facilitate better performance/stability/usability?

Paul ( on 7/25/07 wrote:
>Shankhadeep ( on 7/25/07 wrote:
>>Con quit because he believed that there is no enough focus on desktop performance
>>in kernel development. One of the key points was that the current cpu scheduler
>>in standard kernels isn't appropriate for desktops. As we are approaching quad cpu
>>desktops in the mainstream will there be a renewed focus on improving Linux performance on the desktop?
>Given that stuff that was regarded as "Enterprise" a few years ago such as decent
>SMP scaling (and SMP support at all), >1GB memory support on x86 and even NUMA.
>Is now "Desktop" I would say the position of having a keeping a single kernel for
>everything (with a few configurable options) rather than trying to tweak for a particular
>segment as Con was trying to do has been entirely vindicated.
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