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[8]: Too funny
by phoenix on Tue 14th May 2013 17:27 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Too funny"
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"They don't do the same thing. Really. They do 4 different things, well 3 if you combine cron and at.
corn/at and syslog has NOTHING in common. They do NOTHING that is the same. Really, I find it odd that you'd think they do.

What is the purpose of syslog without something to monitor?

syslog doesn't "monitor" anything. It receives log messages from other processes and either writes them to a log file, or sends them across a network to another syslog.

What is the purpose of at, cron, init, or xinetd without something to start and stop?

at/cron runs processes at specific times.

xinetd listens on sockets and forks processes as needed.

Not even close to the same thing.

"There's no events.d that is part of upstart.

Now you just look ignorant.

$ cd /etc/events.d

Look at the files in there.

Kubuntu 12.10:
$ ls /etc/events.d
ls: cannot access /etc/events.d: No such file or directory

Huh, so if Canonical is using upstart, and events.d doesn't exist on a Canonical system, wouldn't that imply that events.d is not part of upstart?

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