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[2]: makes sense
by bert64 on Sun 12th May 2013 12:49 UTC in reply to "RE: makes sense"
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Linux has extremely good source level backwards compatibility, lots of software written for very old unixes will still compile and run just fine on modern day linux systems.

That's the difference between writing a simple, sensible and extensible system vs writing something unnecessarily complex.

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