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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Well, i give you prop for being specific.

In short, you admit that things don't work so well in Linux and that it can be a pain in the but. Your friend makes a living doing that. I'm sure you are correct, I wouldn't argue against the idea that it is possible to support legacy hardware on Linux. My point is that in the land of Windows people don't make a consultation career doing so because it is painless. Things just work perfectly.

Essentially what you are saying is that you are willing to make due with the hassles and shortfalls of Linux. Good for you.

I have used and do use Debian every day.

Blame ATI? As far as I'm concerned it is not about who is at fault, instead it is about the state of things. However, if we want to place blame for the state of things then I would say that the problem is the GPL.

As far as games running better in wine... I don't really have to comment on that. You should have left that one out because it reeks of bias and reality distortion. Even if there was a game or 2 like that... most games don't even run in Wine (of course you don't mention that).

Edited 2013-05-13 15:09 UTC

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