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]: makes sense
by l3v1 on Mon 13th May 2013 11:30 UTC in reply to "RE: makes sense"
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No it doesn't, not really, for several reasons. One nobody is gonna care about "faster" when the average $300 PC is several TIMES more powerful than its owner will need.


Unless you're developing resource hungry algorithms and applications that those not-caring people are actually using. You can't base your development on thinking only about the consumers. True, they are the larger crowd, but without the developed apps and content, they won't have anything to consume. You might say you don't care about the developers and only concentrate on serving the consumers, but then at least state that plainly and don't behave like you care, frustrating devs from time to time with seemingly ignorant decisions.

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