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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RE: Comment by ansidotsys
by ilovebeer on Sun 12th May 2013 05:42 UTC in reply to "Comment by ansidotsys"
ilovebeer
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You're absolutely correct. I'd also like to add that the person who wrote the original posting is exaggerating it as well. I know quite a few people (across nearly every division they have) who work for Microsoft and the stories I hear from them paint a little different of a picture. While Windows development is indeed compartmentalized, there isn't nearly the lack of communication the OP is trying to claim. There are a lot of great programmers there, including younger ones.

BTW, everyone I know who works there loves it. The only real complaint I hear is from the ones doing contract work who would prefer they just be hired on directly.

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