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[3]: Too funny
by triangle on Mon 13th May 2013 02:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Too funny"
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Security through obscurity? Just because some firm does not base its operations upon the principles of the communist manifesto, it does not mean that the products it produces are insecure. Put another way, just because they choose to sell their product and you don't get to see their source code it does not mean that the product relies merely on obscurity for its security. Logic is your friend. Closed source software rely on good design and engineering for security as much as anything. They also receive bug reports. Thus, when a bug is found, they can fix it. You need not see the source code.

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