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: This is anti-MS propaganda
by Gullible Jones on Mon 13th May 2013 12:58 UTC in reply to "This is anti-MS propaganda"
Gullible Jones
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You lost me on the VMs bit. 1 GB Ubuntu VMs on a powerful machine like what you describe will work just as well as Windows. Hell, on a Core 2 Duo you can run Unity 3D with no hardware acceleration, on one core. That's how damn powerful modern CPUs are.

ATM I'm running Linux with the Mate desktop on a 1 GB Intel Atom netbook with trashy Intel graphics, less powerful than the obsolete configuration you mention. It's about as fast as Windows XP - i.e. not very, but usable.

OTOH, Gnome 3 makes this netbook cry. Thus, I reiterate: the problem is the desktop stack.

Edited 2013-05-13 12:58 UTC

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