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]: Too funny
by Soulbender on Mon 13th May 2013 02:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Too funny"
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The logging is far superior to anything we've had before, the very fact that it is binary ensures more security.


Oh yeah, security through obscurity. That ALWAYS works out great. syslog can already log to a remote host and for your other log files you should already be using something like logstash or graylog2 if security and manageability is a concern.


Imagine, a single tool to initialize everything on the system, not one for bringing up the system, another for timed events, another for scheduling events, another for dealing with events on demand, another for acting on new hardware, all logs and tracked in a uniformed way, all managed in a uniform way.


See, this is what I *don't* like about systemd; it does too much. We already have cron and at for scheduling, we have udev for hotplugging and there are already many good solutions for managing logging. SystemD should stay the hell out of these areas and focus on the one area that does need solving: service management.

Personally I much prefer the Upstart approach of focusing on a small set of problems that need solving.

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