Posted Jul 24, 2006 6:42 UTC (Mon) by drag
In reply to: inotify
Parent article: OLS: On how user space sucks
Each kernel gets better for me. 2.4 series was better then 2.2. 2.6 is better for me then 2.4
Lower latencies, more usable desktop. Better responsiveness. My hardware is supported out of the box on new kernels, which is wasn't for older. ALSA sound drivers are a huge improvement over OSS for me. With dmix I can have, get this, more the _one_sound_ at a time and it doesn't sound like crap. Multimedia performance has improved.
(of course I am still taking about the kernel here.. it's desktop scedualing options makes life better)
Stability has improved. Wireless support has improved. Udev makes things easier for me now that I just tell the computer what /dev files I want vs having to dig around and finding the stupid major minor numbers for everything.
Maybe if the other person was to post WHY 2.6.15, 2.6.16, 2.6.17 series kernels are unusable maybe they would have receive more sympathy.
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