The blitz Kernel|
Linus has accepted a 200 line patch that will speed up Internet surfing dramatically.
It's an improvement for things like smooth scrolling around, but what I found more interesting was how it seems to really make web pages load a lot faster. Maybe it shouldn't have been surprising, but I always associated that with network performance. But there's clearly enough of a CPU load when loading a new web page that if you have a load average of 50+ at the same time, you _will_ be starved for CPU in the loading process, and probably won't get all the http requests out quickly enough.
Linus describes it as a
It does its magic by utilizing the CPU power better, so multitasking will be faster too I guess.huge improvement
Something to look forward to for sure!