Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2007 00:28 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Windows Robert Love, a famous Linux kernel hacker, has written a blog entry with his thoughs on the recently posted Vista's network slowdown issue and the explanation given by Mark Russinovich: "Unlike DPCs, however, the Linux parallel does not consume nearly half of your CPU. There is no excusable reason why processing IP packets should so damagingly affect the system. Thus, this absolutely abysmal networking performance should be an issue in and of itself, but the Windows developers decided to focus on a secondary effect."
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MS loves complicated
by Bit_Rapist on Wed 29th Aug 2007 07:11 UTC
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I respect Mark, when it comes to Windows he is def 'the man'. I enjoy his explanations of strange happenings in Windows and I've learned a lot reading his blog and other material.

However I am really beginning to wonder just WTF MS is smoking up there in Redmond.

They seem to pride themselves on over-complicated band aids and a never ending string of 'helper' services that try to make up for design flaws imho.

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