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[3]: This is anti-MS propaganda
by phoenix on Tue 14th May 2013 17:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: This is anti-MS propaganda"
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Why does Ubuntu run like crap on virtual box then, while Windows 8 runs nice and smoothly?

What virtual hardware are you using? Emulated drivers like IDE/SATA/e1000? Or virtio drivers? If you aren't using virtio, performance will be horrible, regardless of which OS you use.

And no "defaults suck! I don't want to tune! Wah!" is not an answer to why one OS works well and another doesn't.

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