I would *love* a howto on applying these patches.
I have a netbook with a pathetic 16GB SSD which can do a few MB/s if sequential, but drops down to low kB/s if sequential. It absolutely kills the experience with 30s waits while browsing. If I can keep the GUI working/scrolling/typing while the disk is doing its thing - GREAT!
So please, what's the easiest way to apply these patches, where do I get them from, step by step?

Many thanks,