Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th May 2013 21:41 UTC
Windows "Windows is indeed slower than other operating systems in many scenarios, and the gap is worsening." That's one way to start an insider explanation of why Windows' performance isn't up to snuff. Written by someone who actually contributes code to the Windows NT kernel, the comment on Hacker News, later deleted but reposted with permission on Marc Bevand's blog, paints a very dreary picture of the state of Windows development. The root issue? Think of how Linux is developed, and you'll know the answer.
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change of culture
by sukru on Sat 11th May 2013 22:44 UTC
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He mentions there are still good hackers at Microsoft. And I believe they're the ones who still keep them afloat. The founders (Bill Gates) were really hackers in the sense of what we understand today (even though they charged for it, they really enjoyed coding). But when that culture was replaced by marketers, Microsoft left being competitive, but became just another company.

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