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: Not surprising
by Alfman on Sun 12th May 2013 07:03 UTC in reply to "Not surprising"
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I think these experiences are universal. Heck, no programmer's manifesto would be complete without addressing them. I've only worked with small/medium businesses, but the same kind of motivation problems definitely occur there too. The effort to make software better often goes unrewarded. One of my former bosses said the improvements and fixes are a waste of company money because the company only gets paid for new contracts and not fixing things out of the kindness of our hearts. It can make a good programmer feel very unappreciated and unproud, but it's really just business. Of course, in public, companies won't admit any of this, employees are at risk even talking about it.

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