Since the final kernel 2.6.23 has been released, i'm upgrading my kernel to the latest version. Right now, i'm compiling it on my laptop and in the next few minutes, i will start running 2.6.23
Desktop will follow soon...
Update (17:20 PM) : It seems that the legacy NVidia driver (1.0-9631 and probably other old legacy releases) is having some problem with the latest kernel 2.6.23. I couldn't build the NVidia driver (probably due to changes in the kernel source), so i upgraded using 96.43.01 and it fixed my previous bug which i submitted to NVidia when i logged out from KDE. Thank goodness it is finally fixed (even though in the legacy drivers).
I don't know for sure, but i think 2.6.23 is slower than 2.6.22. I think the boot time increases for a few seconds and it took more time to execute some application. I'm not very sure about this. I need more test on the performance of the new shinny kernel
Btw, i'm uploading my config file just in case someone else need a quick working configuration (at least on my laptop). In most cases, i answered m (build as modules), so it has big supports on most hardware, so in case you want to build a slim kernel, you will have to modify the configuration first.