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Re: Multi-tasking


have you tried to compile yourself a kernel. I think that the debian packages 
of kernels have a default behavior of server. From the 2.6 kernels, there's 
an option in the multitask about preemptive or server. A preemptive kernel 
has a better "feeling" for the desktop user than the server.



A Dimecres 28 Juny 2006 05:09, Matej Cepl va escriure:
> Hi,
> I really do not want to flame (I have been using KDE for many years and I
> do not mean to change anything about that), but can anybody explain why KDE
> has so lousy multi-tasking? Or is it whole Linux? I have noticed it for
> long time, but couple of days I was working on Windows XP and running
> something terribly complicated with Access, it was running completely out
> of its mind, but when I switched to the other window where I had Excel, I
> could work without problems and I have hardly noticed almost dying Access
> on the background. Whenever I run something more complicated in Linux (gcc,
> update of slocate dbase), whole computer goes almost to halt (and it is not
> that bad computer -- Dell Inspiron 2200 notebook w/ Celeron 1.4GHz, 512MB
> RAM). I believe that Linux should have perfect multi-everything, but
> apparently there is some problem with my configuration.
> Can anybody kick me in the right direction?
> Thanks,
> Matěj
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