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Praise For the Kernel

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I just needed to express how impressed I just found myself with how well the linux kernel was working this morning. I was on my AMD X2 3800 processor (dual core, about 2-3? years old) and was simultaneously listening to some tunes on rhythmbox, watching an XVid movie, and browsing the web while emerging ( compiling for those who don’t use Gentoo) on both cores without any noticeable slowdowns in any the realtime activities I was doing!

For those of you who aren’t into process schedulers, and realtime priority queuing and such, it makes a huge impression when you realize that you are compiling (arguably one of the most processor intensive tasks) while decoding XVid (another processor intensive task) and mp3, while having packets flying around on your internet connection, and not notice any lag.

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