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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Ever look at your memory usage on Windows? I can pretty much guarantee that it's using Page file, even though it still has physical memory. I NEVER see this on Linux. We buy RAM for a reason, Microsoft... fix your damn memory management!

I want to add that after using my computer for a few hours yesterday, I was able to turn off the page file without having to reboot, meaning it wasn't in use (It also reported 0MB used in the page file). That is the first time that's ever happened to me in Windows.
That reminds me. I have to turn the page file back on, now that I'm nolonger defragging prior to shrinking my Windows partition.

I'm running Windows 8 with 8GB of ram. Not a small amount of ram, but not a lot, either.

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