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[5]: This is anti-MS propaganda
by lemur2 on Mon 13th May 2013 10:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: This is anti-MS propaganda"
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Yes, Linux sometimes works. XP allways works and works fully. That is a huge difference.

It is a huge difference, but you have it the wrong way around.


SCENARIO I - 10 year old computer.
CPU: Athlon XP 2500+
Mobo: NF7 Series
GFX: Ati Radeon 8500
SND: Creative sound blaster 5.1

A legacy Linux distro will work partially on this system. Videocard will barely work and sound card will partially. However, and this is vital... because of the flawed centralized software repo scheme no new software could be used.

I'll call your bluff:

Athlon XP 2500+ CPU is fine.
RAM: 1 GB is fine.
Mobo: NF7 Series: I can't say for sure but there shouldn't be an issue:
GFX: Ati Radeon 8500 : supported by the radeon open source driver from Xorg. Works flawlessly out of the box.
SND: Creative sound blaster 5.1: : An old sound card, based of the emu10k1 sound chip, that works perfectly in Windows and Linux, with hardware mixing.

So this system should work flawlessly out of the box with the latest Linux distributions.

SCENARIO II - 5-6 year old system
CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.X GHZ
GFX: Ati 2 or 3000 series or NVIDIA 8400
SND: Creative sound blaster 5.1

New Ubuntu or Mint. With Ati shit out of luck.

Here is the list of ATI cards supported by the radeon open source driver as reported by the command "grep ATI /var/log/Xorg.0.log" under the latest Kubuntu 13.04 distribution:

In other words, you are full of it.

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