Faster and More Responsive? Ah!
I don't dare to install beta stuff on my PC as it's daily production.
Originally Posted by bug77
But from the numbers shown in the main article, I would not say KDE v4.9 is better than v4.8.
At the best it is a little "better", no more than 1% of performance gain. I use to call this "background noise" and a human user (vs the robotic tester) would hardly perceive it!
You can get much better results with low-latency kernels, with a smart choice of CPU and I/O schedulers in the kernel.