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[10]: Too funny
by Gullible Jones on Wed 15th May 2013 02:46 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Too funny"
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Wait a minute. If systemd is so damn fast, why do Fedora 18 and OpenSUSE 12.3 take twice as long to boot as Debian Wheezy, no matter how many services and crap I disable? And why does my computer's hard drive grind throughout the boot process on distros using systemd, but not those with sysvinit?

Mind, I don't have anything in particular against systemd. However, I keep hearing "it enables OMG fast boots" when distros that use it in fact seem remarkably slow to get off the ground. If systemd makes logs easier to search and is more maintainable, good... But let's not be overoptimistic about the effect on boot speed.

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