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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I didn't provide any facts...eh? Deny reality much? The post is in front of you full of facts. Facts are facts even when you don't like the facts. Methodology is in front of you. Run the tests. I have... Ubuntu 12 is certainly too slow for the systems I described. Don't tell me it was "OK for you". BS. It is absolutely unusable. In fact, I'll add to my previous post another fact for you to ignore.
I have a relatively modern phenom system. Guess what? I can't use Ubuntu 13 or Mint 14 because... I need to buy new hardware. My Radeon 4850 is no longer supported. Yes, I can use the open source driver but then I can't play games and don't have full axel. Or I can downgrade X server to some obsolete version. I tell you... this Linux thing is awesome. In windows land updates don't make hardware obsolete. In Linux land, you play the driver lotto hoping that your hardware works and when it does you pray that something doesn't break things the next update. Absolute garbage of an OS. Why do you think something FREE and so awesome can't get past 1% of market share? Because it is so much better than Windows, right? I tell you, Linux today isn't even on the level of Windows 95 with respect to functionality. I would love it if Linux was great... but reality matters to me.

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