In recent weeks and months there has been quite a bit of work
towards improving the responsiveness of the Linux desktop with some very
significant milestones building up recently and new patches continuing
to come. This work is greatly improving the experience of the Linux
desktop when the computer is withstanding a great deal of CPU load and
memory strain. Fortunately, the exciting improvements are far from over.
There is a new patch that has not yet been merged but has undergone a
few revisions over the past several weeks and it is quite small -- just
over 200 lines of code -- but it does wonders for the Linux desktop.