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[5]: makes sense
by Gullible Jones on Wed 15th May 2013 02:59 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: makes sense"
Gullible Jones
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2006-05-23

Umm what?

a) Shelling out for a new computer because of driver regressions is wasteful and stupid. Most people don't have the time, the money, or the desire to do that.

b) The open source drivers routinely suck on lots of hardware, and are also subject to horrible regressions.

c) Again, the performance of open source drivers (particularly 2D performance) tends to be pathetic.

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