Constant UI responsiveness
Posted Feb 27, 2009 4:42 UTC (Fri) by eru
In reply to: CrunchBang Linux 8.10
Parent article: CrunchBang Linux 8.10
Perhaps users have become less tolerant to slow computers.
Subjectively, the responsiveness of desktop operations has remained about the same, despite hugely growing memory and CPU power... As I noted in an earlier comment to a similar thread, back in around 1995 I used to run OS/2 Warp on a 75Mhz Pentium with 32MB, it was about as user-friendly as today's Linux desktops, and did not feel any slower. Unlike Windows at the time, OS/2 was a proper multitasking 32-bit OS, and its GUI was smarter.
It really is a mystery where all that computing power disappears.
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