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 tidux on Sun 12th May 2013 18:47 UTC in reply to "RE: makes sense"
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> Third Linux pays for this "speed and innovation" with one of the worst driver models in the history of computing, a driver model so messed up that to this very day a company can't just put a penguin on the box and a driver on the disc because thanks to Torvalds laughingly bad driver model there is a good chance the driver WILL be broken before the device even reaches the shelves.

WAAAAAAAAAAH my proprietary code designed to link against a GPLv2 kernel that explicitly doesn't have a static driver ABI doesn't work with a different kernel version! If your driver means that much to you, submit a patch.

Edited 2013-05-12 18:47 UTC

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