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[6]: makes sense
by Valhalla on Sun 12th May 2013 19:29 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: makes sense"
Valhalla
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2006-01-24

Except I actually do run Linux.

Then tell us what distro you are using and what these kernel breakages you keep suffering are.

As I am running a bleeding edge distro I am fully aware and even expect that things may break, yet it's been amazingly stable (granted I don't enable testing, I'm very thankful for those who do and report bugs which are then fixed before I upgrade).

I don't pretend it is perfect

Neither do I, as I said I had to downgrade due to a network driver instability, still that's one showstopper in a five year period on a bleeding edge distro. Vista didn't make it past it's first service pack before it started to break drivers, so much for 'stable' ABI.

and I don't make out that poor decisions are good when they blatantly aren't.

How are they 'blatantly' poor decisions, you offer no arguments, please explain.

Now let's see, more hardware device support out of the box than any other system, ported to just about every architecture known to man, used in everything from giant computer clusters, embedded devices, servers, hpc, 3d/sfx, super computers, mobile phones, tablets, fridges, etc.

But yeah according to you and bassbeat these areas don't need driver stability, they obviously can't since according to you guys Linux drivers 'just keep breaking', update the kernel and whooosh there goes the stability.

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