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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Why ZFS was actually written
by saso on Sun 12th May 2013 10:47 UTC in reply to "Is it really Microsoft specific?"
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If UFS can't be fixed, have ZFS.

Minor side note: ZFS wasn't written because UFS couldn't be "fixed". It was written because fundamentally the classical storage stacks simply did not scale. The project's scope was much larger than just writing a new filesystem.

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